In 1980, after painting 5,000 subway trains, Steve Ogburn, aka BLADE, earned the title “King of Graffiti.” Today BLADE exhibits his work internationally. In this rare event, he will sit down with graffiti historian Chris Pape for a slide show and conversation about his pioneering work and the New York graffiti scene of the 1970s. After the talk, BLADE and Pape will sign copies of their new book, Blade: King of Graffiti (Schiffer Publishing, June 2014).
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition City as Canvas.
Free for Museum members*; $10 general public; $40 for general admission + book.