CEY ADAMS, DEPARTURE: 40 Years of Art and Design

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2022
As a visionary artist, a cultural pioneer, and innovative designer, Cey Adams personifies the New York City hustle. A graffiti and design legend, Adams honed his art skills painting the streets and trains of NYC in the late 1970's before moving downtown where the street art was leaking into the city's high end galleries. Like his pop art contemporaries of the time, Adams understood the power of images, media and advertising, a position that left him uniquely suited to give visual life to a new movement called hip hop. CEY ADAMS, DEPARTURE: 40 Years of Art and Design examines Adams' more than 4 decades of work which spans everything from graffiti to designing album covers, t-shirts and posters for some of hip hop's foundational acts, and his expanding commercial collaborations with global brands. With a return to his roots more than a decade ago, Adams has explored his evolving art through fine art and mixed media collages that evoke nostalgia while looking deeper into an Americana that is effortlessly authentic.
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