Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Graffiti – NYC meets AMS

The exhibition  ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ in Amsterdam Museum is the first exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated solely to New York and Amsterdam graffiti from the 1980s. The art show explores graffiti as a cultural phenomenon. It will show how well-known Amsterdam graffiti artists (‘writers’) like Shoe and Delta are influenced by American artists like Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Dondi and Lady Pink. Unique visual material – like private photos – and objects – such as works on canvas, sketchbooks (‘black books’) and denim jackets – will be used to achieve a clear understanding of how graffiti developed from a street phenomenon into an accepted artistic movement. The ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ exhibition will also show how a young generation changed the street scene 30 years ago; their influence is still very much evident today, in music, fashion and in contemporary visual culture.

In the neighbouhood


Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam


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