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This month the legendary artist Ron English curates a watershed exhibition for street art in New York aimed at highlighting the evolution of the booming global street art movement.
Titled ‘Nimbus Vapor’, English was asked to guest curate the show which features 35 original, one-of-a-kind artworks. The selected pieces were meticulously chosen by Ron English, who says, “these artists…not only changed my perception of how artists could interface with the world, but they changed the world’s perception of art.”
Works in the exhibition include classics by true hero’s of the New York street scene Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as exciting new works by Banksy, Faile, Mr Brainwash and Logan Hicks.
Additional artists to exhibit include Obey (Shepard Fairey), Ron English, Anthony Lister, Bridge Stehli, the London Police, Crash, Kid Zoom, Lady Pink, Futura, Stash, Revolt, Blek Le Rat, Saber, and Daze.
Exhibitions such as these, displayed in the heart of one of the most important cites worldwide, serve to substantiate the belief that the street art movement is far from over and has, in a parallel to the contemporary art market, merely suffered slightly amidst the global economic reverse.
This, coupled with other exciting exhibitions planned for the end of this year and into 2010, demonstrate now is as good a time as any to purchase art and get involved with street art.