BLADE “King of Graffiti” Book Signing and Talk at MCNY

Friday August 8, the Museum of The City of New York will be hosting a book signing and talk with graffiti great Steve “BLADE” Ogburn and historian Christopher Pape.

If you’re not familiar with BLADE or how he was anointed “King of Graffiti, don’t worry we got you covered.

Back in the ’70s and ’80s, BLADE rose to prominence after locking down 5,000 painted trains in NYC. From there he went on to do more conceptual work— implementing his own characters and letter forms— that would eventually lead to him exhibiting his work on that international tip.

The Museum of The City of New York will provide folks with the rare opportunity to sit-in on a talk between BLADE and graffiti historian Chris Pape about the mark he made in the graffiti scene of the 1970s. Following the talk, the two will be signing copies of their new book, Blade: King of Graffiti.

This event will be free for museum members, but if you haven’t registered or aren’t a member the price of admission will be $10, or $40 if you choose to purchase BLADE and Pape’s new book. Tickets can be purchased here.

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