Roberto Gualtieri & Lonnie Heller "The Works of Pistol & CoCo144"
Salon 2B presents "The Works of Pistol & CoCo144," the legendary graffiti artists' first collaborative exhibition at the gallery.
Lonnie Heller, Pistol, is celebrated as one of the legendary pioneers of NYC subway graffiti. His revolutionary style was widely documented by artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, and has had a huge impact on future generations of graffiti artists. Pistol's work was recently featured at the Cartier Foundation's Paris exhibit about the history of Graffiti.
Roberto Gualtieri, CoCo144, was one of the first generation of subway writers in the early 1970's. A founder of United Graffiti Artists, he helped to bring the aerosol culture into the gallery and museum world through widely exhibited works on canvas and other constructive materials. CoCo144's work "reflects a modern form of expression, a language, a system of communication, a technology with a branch of knowledge dealing with life, society, and the environment"
A portion of the sales from the Opening Night Reception will benefit relief efforts in Haiti, and a collaborative piece by the two artists will be available for auction.