April 29th, 2015

When the art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch mounted his sprawling “Art in the Streets”exhibition in 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, his plan from the beginning was to take the show to New York, one of the cradles of the graffiti movement. But the Brooklyn Museum, which had agreed to organize the New York exhibition, dropped out, citing a lack of funding, and Mr. Deitch, then the director of the contemporary museum in Los Angeles, was unable to find another venue.

Now, back in New York as a kind of itinerant showman and dealmaker, Mr. Deitch is planning a next-best-thing version. This summer he will open a street-art show in Coney Island, in cooperation with the real-estate developer Joseph J. Sitt, founder and chief executive of Thor Equities, which has become a major landowner in the Coney Island amusement-park area in recent years. “Coney Art Walls” will feature work by more than a dozen graffiti and street artists, many of them old-school and some new, including Lady Pink, Daze, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Mister Cartoon, JR, Sheryo and Icy Signs, the storefront art project run by the artist Stephen Powers…

Randy Kennedy in NYT Arts Beat

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