18 September 2015 - 24 January
2016 The 'Graffiti. New York meets the Dam' exhibition will open in the Amsterdam Museum on 18 September. This is a real first: never before has an exhibition been dedicated solely to graffiti in New York and Amsterdam. Featuring more than 200 objects, the exhibition tells the story of how graffiti reigned supreme in 1980s New York and reached across the ocean to inspire Amsterdam graffiti writers too. The Amsterdam Museum has joined forces with The Museum of the City of New York to bring works by big New York names like Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones and Lady Pink to the Netherlands for this unique exhibition. Their story will be added to with work from the Amsterdam graffiti scene. This will include work that has never been exhibited before, by graffiti artists like Shoe, Delta and Cat22, plus photographic and video material, sketch books (‘black books’) and objects like clothing. The exhibition will run up to and including 24 January 2016.