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West Chelsea Contemporary presents "Concrete to Canvas" opening day

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Photo courtesy of Takashi Murakami

West Chelsea Contemporary’s downtown space is transformed with an experiential and educational show that celebrates artists who have transitioned from street to studio. "Concrete to Canvas" features works by over two dozen major contemporary artists at a level never before seen in Austin, 

The exhibition features artists who successfully made the transition from walls and subways to studio work, including Banksy, Basquiat, Mr. Brainwash, Henry Chalfant, Cey Adams, CRASH, DABSMYLA, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, JonOne, JR, KAWS, Kobra, Kool Koor, Steve Lazarides, Barry McGee, Eric Orr, José Parlá, Cleon Peterson, Phoebe of New York, Rammellzee, Blek Le Rat, RETNA, Risk, Kenny Scharf, Schoony, Seen, Stik, Swoon, and Vhils.

The exhibition will remain on display through December 31.

West Chelsea Contemporary will present “Concrete to Canvas,” featuring the biggest names in street art for the third year in a row. This annual show marks the anniversary of West Chelsea Contemporary’s Austin opening and is epic in scope, visceral in feel and articulates a movement that continues to be hugely important to art history (with artists whose markets are only appreciating in value).

With almost 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, "Concrete to Canvas" is a celebration of graffiti, street art and the artists born of these movements. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see and collect internationally recognized pieces and includes a variety of works from graffiti pioneers like CRASH, Doze Green and Lady Pink to contemporary street artists such as Banksy, Swoon and Vhils.

"Concrete to Canvas" will highlight new perspectives while exploring themes of allegory, activism and identity. This exhibit also highlights the stylistic range and immense influence of street art with works by over two dozen artists including Cey Adams, Blek le Rat, FAILE, Richard Hambleton, How & Nosm, KAWS, Kool Koor, JM Rizzi and more.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on view through December 23.

West Chelsea Contemporary will present “Concrete to Canvas,” featuring the biggest names in street art for the third year in a row. This annual show marks the anniversary of West Chelsea Contemporary’s Austin opening and is epic in scope, visceral in feel and articulates a movement that continues to be hugely important to art history (with artists whose markets are only appreciating in value).

With almost 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, "Concrete to Canvas" is a celebration of graffiti, street art and the artists born of these movements. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see and collect internationally recognized pieces and includes a variety of works from graffiti pioneers like CRASH, Doze Green and Lady Pink to contemporary street artists such as Banksy, Swoon and Vhils.

"Concrete to Canvas" will highlight new perspectives while exploring themes of allegory, activism and identity. This exhibit also highlights the stylistic range and immense influence of street art with works by over two dozen artists including Cey Adams, Blek le Rat, FAILE, Richard Hambleton, How & Nosm, KAWS, Kool Koor, JM Rizzi and more.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on view through December 23.

WHEN

WHERE

West Chelsea Contemporary
1009 W. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78703
https://wcc.art/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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