Barry McGee “Drawing from the Street”


The ICA Boston is hosting a highly anticipated exhibit of artist Barry McGee’s work. McGee’s career began in the 1980s as a graffiti artist in the streets of his hometown San Francisco. McGee was one of the many who took to the streets to express their protest against the current societal woes borrowing elements from comics, hobo art, graffiti, and sign painting. For his gallery work, McGee reconciles graffiti work with artistic practice. The content revolves around the struggles of early mid-century America, a time when a poor economy, war, and discrimination strained society. In his art, McGee offers, “alternate reality of political provocation, cooperative survival, and creative exuberance.” Check out the exhibit April 6th to


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  1. HOM

    Going next Saturday, really excited

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