Being that the Outsiders exhibit's extended run has come to a close and the Banksy mechanical animation exhibit will bounce in three days, what is a contemporary street art loving Gotham denizen to do? Well, you can jet over to the Jonathan LeVine gallery in Chelsea to catch new instalations by Blek Le Rat & Doze Green!
Doze has been doing his thing for a minute. This kat started out as an original member of the legendary NYC-based breakdancing clique Rock Steady Crew. From uprocking and bombing trains, he's come up the ranks as one of the more consistent and imaginative contemporary artists in the game.
Blek, on the other hand, is old enough to be Doze's daddy! At 56-years-old, he's seen as one of the main pioneers of stencil art. This dude has been gettin' up since 1981 on the streets of his native Paris! So to all the ill-informed who saw his work, which often features his ubiquitous rat character, and responded with a snobby "Oh, he's bitting Banksy's style"...guess who's bitting who?
Anyway, you should go before it's done in about three weeks. Should be dope:
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
NY, NY 10011
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
For more info, click here.
More on Blek Le Rat here.
More on Doze Green here.