Cornbread “The Legend Continues” First LA Solo Show, Mural Tours and Art Talks at Gallery38 in November

Cornbread "The Legend Continues" First LA Solo Show, Mural Tours and Art Talks at Gallery38 in NovemberCornbread “The Legend Continues” First LA Solo Show, Mural Tours and Art Talks at Gallery38 in November

Gallery 38 brings Cornbread, the godfather of graffiti, for his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles with a slew of VIP programming slated around the exhibit retrospective which will feature original works, a graffiti art tour with Cartwheel Art Tours, hosted by Cornbread and Steve Grody and a very special Art Talk hosted by Street Art Professor Jim Daichendt.

Born 1953 in North Philadelphia as Daryl McCray, Cornbread used his troubled neighborhood and precocious personality as springboards to become the youngest artist to stir a worldwide movement: graffiti. Cornbread’s unflinching desire for recognition motivated him to utilize graffiti as expression. In contrast to tagging’s prior use as marking specific territory, Cornbread wrote his name all over Philadelphia to showcase no one neighborhood is enough for an artist.

It began with writing on school walls to grab a girl’s attention and grew into marking an elephant at the Philadelphia Zoo and the Jackson 5 airplane to earn national fame. From there, Cornbread’s influence spread everywhere, inspiring artists from LA to Berlin.

“THE LEGEND CONTINUES” | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NOV. 7th: Opening Reception // 8pm – 11pm
Featuring collaborations with Moncho 1929, Jeff Hamilton, Lucas Raynaud, Johnny Brushstrokes, Oogum Leftfoot. (rsvp@gallery38.com)

NOV. 8th: Graffiti Art Tour w/ Cartwheel Art Tours & Steve Grody // 7pm
Street Art Tour of LA Street Art and the History of its evolution. (tickets & info)

NOV. 10th: #TheArtDialogues hosted by Jim Daichendt // 7PM
This series addresses timely questions in street art, from the current creative landscape to its early beginnings. Hosted by The Professor of Street Art, Jim Daichendt and in conversation with Cornbread. (inquire for details)

Philly Painting Episode 07: Cornbread from Philly Painting on Vimeo.

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