You are invited to the following event:
Wild Style... 4 November 2016 • 1:00pm...an American 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn, regarded as the first hip hop motion picture.
The film featured seminal figures within the given period, such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, The Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, Grandmaster Flash and Zephyr. The protagonist "Zoro" is played by New York graffiti artist "Lee" George Quiñones.
Wild Style mural by Zephyr, Revolt and Sharp 1983 photo by Marty Cooper
Wild Style is part of the film prgram for Paradise: underground culture in NYC 1978-84, a group exhibition about a pivotal moment in New York cultural history.
The exhibition includes seminal photographs by Barbara Ess, Zoe Leonard, Pat Place, Richard Morrison and Peter Hujar, as well as some wonderful paintings by Jane Dickson, Christopher Wool, Walter Robinson and Bill Rice. There are also posters for bands (DNA, Glenn Branca, Y Pants AND Steven Harvey’s band YouthinAsia).