Friday, December 4, 2009

Wild Style (1983), Charlie Ahearn.

So much fun!  Graffiti artist Lee Quinones basically plays himself, tagging up burned buildings in the South Bronx.  No plot, just the source of a bunch of good samples and culminates in a fantastic outdoor concert in an amphitheater with lots of popping and locking. 

Check out the girl in the background chuggin'.  In this scene, a stark contrast with the pseudo-documentary look of the rest of the film (this scene is starchy and stilted and filmed in your quintessential white-walled contemporary art gallery), Quinones talks with acquisitive Manhattan curators who want to commodify his talent.  I wonder what his pieces go for nowadays! 

Lee Quinones' more current work.

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