“Keep The City Gritty” was a group art show I put together that included some of my favorite street & graffiti artists. The idea behind this show was to focus on the gritty aspects of New York City where so much energy and inspiration has come from and impacted so many people.
As new development continues to transform NYC, those of us who have lived here for decades can see the beauty and magic of this wondrous city fighting to survive. While the city’s history is being torn down building after building it’s getting replaced by structures that out price lifetime residents and eliminate the mom & pop spots that gave NYC so much character.
With this show each artist provided their own street sign painted in their distinct style. The result was a beautiful collection of raw and energized pieces celebrating the spirit of NYC and reminding people why it’s so important to “keep the city gritty”.