banksy allows los angelinos free access to MOCA during the summer

banksy rules

sometimes i like the press releases i get


“I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it,” said Banksy.

“MOCA is very grateful to Banksy for his unprecedented gesture,” said MOCA Director and exhibition co-curator Jeffrey Deitch. “Art in the Streets is drawing record attendance, and opening it up to everyone will have a lasting impact on communities in Los Angeles, many of whom have not been to the museum before.”

The gift will help engage the exhibition’s diverse audiences and make it universally accessible—an important trait of graffiti and street art, which the exhibition illuminates.

Free Mondays at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be every Monday, from 11am to 5pm, June 13 through August 8, 2011.

Image: Banksy, I Hate Mondays

Art in the Streets The first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art, Art in the Streets traces the evolution of these urban movements from the 1970s to today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. The exhibition features paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists to emerge from the street art scene.