Coraggio News

January 27 2019 Coraggio curates 80s show at Contra Galleries

Whitehot Magazine and Contra Galleries present

The Art of New York: 1980s

Whitehot Magazine and Contra Galleries present The Art of New York: 1980s

The work of both late and living legends of 1980s New York City street art, graffiti and other seminal styles of urban work has been assembled by curator Linus Coraggio—sculptor, painter and instigator of the notorious Rivington School and Gas Station spaces in the 80s/90s Lower East Side underground art scene.

The creative luminaries featured include living pioneers such as Fab 5 Freddy, LA2 (Angel Ortiz), Al Diaz (SAMO©) and Rick Prol; as well as departed masters like Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and FA-Q; along with other surprise notables.

The premise of the show is to exhibit the famous alongside significant but lesser-known artists of the period.

“Expect to be blown away,” says Coraggio.

Contra Galleries, 122 W 26th St., Floor 5.

Opens February 1st and runs through mid-February.

Opening Press Preview (general public welcome): February 1st • 6-9 pm (click here to see Facebook event)

Opening gala: February 13th • 6-9 pm (click here to see Facebook event).

For info or appointments call (610) 613-4914.

General gallery hours M–F 12–6 pm.

October 4 2015 Graffiti vs Street Art: A History

Graffiti vs Street Art: A History
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Selected works of Coraggio's will be featured in the exhibit “Graffiti vs Street Art: A History” at The Bishop Art Gallery in Brooklyn.

The curators’ ambition for the show is to bring graffiti artists and street artists together to “set the record straight on their history and significance in the art world.”

The show opens October 17th and runs through November 14th.

Click here to view or download the press release (PDF).

Click here to visit the exhibit's page on The Bishop Gallery website.

May 11 2015 Coraggio Opening at Elena Ab Gallery, Friday 05/15/15

Coraggio Opening 05-15-15 at Elena Ab Gallery, Tribeca
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Elena Ab Gallery at 185 Church street in Tribeca presents a retrospective show spanning three decades of Linus Coraggio's abstract and representational sculpture. Coraggio, a New York City native, is one of the pioneers of the early 1980s downtown street art movement; the magazine Art In America has credited him with inventing a genre of street art called “3-D Graffiti.”

Coraggio has exhibited both in the US and abroad, including projects in Japan, Scandinavia, Austria and a 2016 commission in France.

He founded the erstwhile art space/performance venue Gas Station (also known as Space 2B for its location at Ave. B & E 2nd St.), and is a co-founder of the “Rivington School” art movement—both seminal downtown epicenters of art activity and sprawling sculptural installation in the 1980s and 1990s).

The show includes paintings, woodcut prints and sculptural furniture.

It opens at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2015
(opening gala ’til 9:00 PM)
and runs through June 30, 2015.

The gallery hours are:

Mondays: 1:00–4:00 pm; Tuesdays–Sundays: 12 noon–8:00 pm;
and by appointment: (917) 691-5647.

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