BRATHEWAITE, Fred. (Fab 5 Freddy). Stillifes in Space.

(New York, NY): Fun Gallery, 1983.  First edition.  Scarce invite card for the preview of Brathwaite’s exhibition “Still-lifes in Space” at the Fun Gallery, Dec 10, 1983 – Jan 15, 1984.  Brathwaite was part of the Brooklyn-based graffiti group the Fabulous 5, known for painting the entire side of New York subway cars.  His work for this exhibition attempted to confront the split opinions on graffiti art by making an opposition in subject matter and style, taking traditional painters subjects and rendering them in a cartoon style.  The card measuring approx. 14cm by 18cm is in good condition, with some light creasing.  This example addressed and mailed to Gianfranco Mantegna a member of the Living Theatre,


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