Wild Style 40: A Defining Film for a Defining Era Comes to Jeffrey Deitch Gallery

Wild Style 40: A Defining Film for a Defining Era Comes to Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
There are certain films that become outliers for their cult status, films that can be esoteric as well as universally appealing. If searching for an era, city, or cultural convergence to equal the massive historical clout of the late 1970s and early 1980s New York City, one might have to go back to the Lost Generation of Paris in the 1920s. Those years in NYC are pivotal for a myriad of reasons, not all of them art, but to look at the impact of hip-hop, graffiti, punk, break-dancing, club culture, uptown, and downtown colliding is to recognize that moment in history as a sort of BC versus AD of influential expressions. And if you need a film to help anchor…

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