About this event:
Gallery 38 brings Cornbread, the godfather of graffiti, for his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
#TheArtDialogues series addresses timely questions in street art, from the current creative landscape to its early beginnings. Hosted by The Professor of Street Art, Jim Daichendt and in conversation with Cornbread. This series addresses timely questions in street art, from the current creative landscape to its early beginnings. Hosted by The Professor of Street Art, Jim Daichendt and in conversation with Cornbread.
James Daichendt, Ed.D. is Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University in Southern California. He is also a Professor at Boston University. He is the author of: Shepard Fairey Inc., Artist/Professional/Vandal; Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art; Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching; and Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research. He is currently writing the official biography of artist Kenny Scharf.
Born 1953 in North Philadelphia as Daryl McCray, Cornbread used his troubled neighborhood and precocious personality as springboards to become the youngest artist to stir a worldwide movement: graffiti. Cornbread’s unflinching desire for recognition motivated him to utilize graffiti as expression. In contrast to tagging’s prior use as marking specific territory, Cornbread wrote his name all over Philadelphia to showcase no one neighborhood is enough for an artist.
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