DirtyPilot Presents – BLADE “Vintage”
This amazing collection commemorates his newly released book titled “BLADE King of Graffiti”.
Show includes vintage paintings from the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Along with these iconic images , BLADE has re-created some of his most important vintage train works on canvas and paper. Many of these images are featured as they appeared on the trains in this 250 page chronicle of BLADE’S work in NYC.
This show is truly not to be missed.
King Master visionary! Blade is more than a graffiti artist. A remarkable pivotal figure in the history of graffiti Blade’s successes as a graffiti artist are myriad.Blade’s artwork has been extensively collected & exhibited for over 32 years & has participated in over 75 select solo group gallery exhibitions throughout the world! Blade has also been involved in in numerous symposiums, appeared in hundreds of articles, television features, magazine/ journal publications & catalogues.
At the forefront of the subway graffiti art movement in the early 70s, Blade’s work is not only recognized as significantly influential, but his lengthy career as a professional artist has warranted worldwide notoriety & fame. Painting over 5000 trains & evolving to new levels of subway & canvas graffiti Blade has had exhibitions at the Whitney museum(2000) Cleveland’s Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2000) A 1991 show at The Musse National De Monuments Francais (Paris France) numerous shows at the Groniger Museum, and dozens of shows in Europe & Asia.On October 28,1994,Blade was invited to the Groniger museum to meet the Queen of England, as she was attending the prestigious institustion’s re-opening.