This past Thursday, José Parlá was the guest of honor at a commencement party that paid tribute to the two ginormous murals he recently endowed to the City of Toronto. Commissioned by the Concord City Place, the Brooklyn-based street art legend turned contemporary art heavyweight proved first hand what it means to “go big or go home”, with a duo of larger than life works executed in his patented graffiti-inspired calligraphic style. This impressive community art project serves as a fulfilling appetizer for Parlá’s upcoming NYC solo exhibition, Wall, Diaries, and Paintings, with Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery on March 3rd. As revealed in an interview with The Ministry of Artistic Affairs, there will also be a signing for his new book at The Standard Hotel in New York on March 5th.

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Images courtesy of The Ministry of Artistic Affairs