REVOLT "Painting" 1983

Revolt – "Revolt", aerosol on thin metal. from 1983, part of an installation at the landmark REVOLT vs ZEPHYR show at gallery 51X. The painting comes in 2 pieces, each 4 feet by 8 feet, total size 4 feet X 16 feet long. Metal is thin and comes rolled. In very good condition, some surface dirt, and dings along edges, painting is excellent with NO cracking.  Truly a classic early work by DR REVOLT. This painting was also featured in Art in America magazine and comes with a signed copy from 1985. Also includes 1. COAs. 2. 51X show invite 3. Original show slides 4. Art in America magazine 1984 features Revolt painting at 51X with original Revolt tag on page..

Considered a historic landmark show Revolt vs Zephyr embodied the true spirit of graffiti art. It was one of the showcasing graffiti as is in a gallery setting. The installation resembled what graffiti actually looked like on trains and in the streets. Execution of the installation was also done the way as in the streets by the artists. Most of the time graffiti writers created the finished pieces in a single night. At 51X each artist got a brick wall facing one another to paint. Revolt and Zephyr showed up together at the gallery and went to work. A defining moment in the history of graffiti art.




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