Yard Dogs 

Wooster Street Social Club

43 Wooster Street

New York, NY

Opening reception: Thursday, August 18th, 2011


Exhibition on view August 18th – September 10th, 2011

Graffiti today is such an accepted part of urban culture that at times we forget the pioneers who risked life, limb, and arrest to

make it a widely appreciated art form.

Yard Dogs will showcase 17 veterans of a New York City art movement that actually moved. KR, BIO, Python, T-Kid 170,

Keo, NICER, James Top, PNUT2, Ink 76, Rebel, CES, SHARP, Fritos, NIC 707, CEY, REVOLT, and Tracy 168 are among

the artists that will show us why popular culture, entertainment media, museums, galleries, and curators have been inspired

by what is largely thought of as a heroic art form firmly rooted in a salt of the earth philosophy.

New York City is a place where people race to work, to school, to play, to the bank, and to the market, all the while walking

briskly, head down, eyes forward. The only time you got to see graffiti was while waiting on a subway platform as the train

rolled in and came screeching to a halt. Graffiti in New York was conceived as “art in motion” and fit perfectly into the rush

hour mentality, but the significance of these urban hieroglyphics was often lost on the average subway rider.

Today the history of Graffiti can be read and the evolution of style appreciated in an alternative environment. Yard Dogs will

demonstrate that, although graffiti has evolved, in its own words, it speaks for itself.


43 Wooster Street,






In addition to original works by New York City’s great graffiti masters, the exhibition will also present a digital media

presentation of a selection of artist portraits by photographer Joe Russo.

About Wooster Street Social Club

Wooster Street Social Club is a tattoo shop, art gallery, and event space that plays host to TLCs newest reality show NY Ink.

But this is far from your typical walk in tattoo parlor. Wooster Street Social Club is in the heart of NYCs SoHo district, which

is arguably one of the most artistic, creative, and fashion forward communities in the world. It is an environment where art,

culture, media, commerce, and entertainment live together and can be understood as complementary rather than mutually


Through a series of art shows, activities, lectures, tastings, and large-scale events, Wooster Street Social Club has established

itself as an ever-changing nexus of NYC’s creative community. The bottom line is to bring something new to the table, a

forum for creativity, and something that is uniquely New York.

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