New York Street Art pioneer COCO144 comes to Mason Fine Art on August 19th.

In this Street Art NYC article, he talks about the evolution of graffiti as an art form.

“It has changed from a social scream of the inner city to a large-format, graphic design-like urban beautification movement. Go out right now and try to write your name on a wall, you’ll get arrested! Try to paint anything else and you’re more likely to get away with it.  Back then, we wanted to be known within our circle of writers for destroying the system; you hit, do your thing and were cool to be incognito rather than celebrating who you are. That’s changed today.”

Come see works on canvas from COCO144, Shie Moreno and more on August 19th with an artist reception from 6 to 9 PM.