Lee Quiñones Celebrates His 50th Years of Artmaking with “Quinquagenary” and Book Release

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Charlie James Galery, Los Angeles // April 20, 2024 – May 25, 2024

In our current SPRING 2024 Quarterly, we spoke with the legendary graffiti artist Lee Quiñones on the creation of a new book and upcoming solo show to celebrate his 50 years of artmaking and his illustrious career.  Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present Quinquagenary, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary career of New York artist Lee Quiñones. Quiñones made a name for himself while still in his teens with bold, whole-car subway pieces and handball court murals that often incorporated poetry, aphorisms, or sarcasm alongside explosive, comic-inflected imagery. Quiñones pioneered a particular East Coast style that found its zenith on the moving metal canvases of the MTA. The artist continues to innovate in paintings and drawings that employ the aesthetic vocabulary of graffiti in works that are tightly controlled, compositionally complex, and socially engaged. 

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