Roberto Matta created The First Goal of the Chilean People in celebration of socialist reform in Chile, but Pinochet’s military dictatorship plastered paint over the mural in 1973. In the 1980s, three NYC graffiti artists—Rammellzee, Futura, and Phase 2—identified with Matta and used their distinct styles to define street art as a bold representation of the people. Deep Space at Joseph Nahmad Contemporary compares the large-scale canvases of these four artists, tracing street art’s influences to surprising sources.
WHERE TO SEE
Deep Space opens on November 9 at Joseph Nahmad Contemporary with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.