Cannot wait for this. Here’s some blurb from the press release:
As the ‘art or vandalism’ debate continues, this December the Londonewcastle Project Space will host RareKind London’s ‘3 Decades’ exhibition, celebrating 30 years of London graffiti art.
Running from 5 – 12 December 2009, the artwork will be exhibited according to decade showcasing exclusive art work, photographs and memorabilia from the ‘pioneers’ of the art form in the 80’s, following a linear history through to the 90’s ‘masters’ and on to the 00’s and the ‘new blood’ artists.
3 Decades is the largest and most comprehensive show of its kind to ever be exhibited in London. It will include canvases and affordable prints by over 30 artists including Eine, Zomby, Prime, Roid, Tox, RT London, David Samuel as well as many more of London’s inimitable artists who have painted, sequestered in the shadows for more than thirty years, yet inadvertently changed the face of London’s urban art scene forever.
Since its emergence in the early 80’s, graffiti in the UK has developed into a compelling art form, cultivating the talents of artists from all walks of life and steadily changing the public’s perception of this ‘cloak and dagger’ movement.
Kindly Sponsored by Londonewcastle who donated the project space and Dephect Clothing who have produced a limited edition 3 Decades t-shirt on sale at www.dephect.com.
3 Decades will be open daily from 5-12 December 2009 from 11.00am to 7.00pm at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP