Imagine the days of high school where it’s the last week of school before summer hits and everyone is saying their goodbyes while signing each other’s yearbooks. That was the scene as AM attended the last public event at the legendary Deitch Projects and as expected, it was a blast!
Set to the background of Shepard Fairey’s intense “May Day” exhibition, the book launch for Gestalten’s “Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art”, by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie, drew a veritable who’s who of the US street scene to the one night launch & sign event. Similar to the London launch at Phillips de Pury (covered), many of the book’s contributors made their way for the party to meet, greet, sign and draw for the passionate crowd that attended. With guests such as Allen Benedikt, Dzine, Elbow-Toe, Faile, Gaia, Henry Chalfant, Jonathan LeVine, José Parlá, Labrona, Logan Hicks, Martha Cooper, MOMO, Patti Astor, Pedro Alonzo, Ron English, Saber, Sweet Toof, WK Interact and Wooster Collective / Marc & Sara Schiller in attendance, we felt the need to grab a copy of the book and participate in the sign-fest.
Check out the action after the jump.