Thursday, August 4, 2011
poem one - back 2 basis @ rgb
The RGB Lounge is double dope excited by the opportunity to exhibit the work of legendary graffiti artist and couture jewelry designer Poem One.
Poem One cut his teeth and honed his skills in the tumultuous late 70's of New York City. He began as most, just throwing his name up around the neighborhood at a time when the fledging graffiti movement was in full swing. Seeing the subway cars rolling by one after another, covered end to end, with masterpieces gave him his calling to the trains.
His work has been featured in numerous publications including the Source, The Washinton Post, and The New York Post, as well as numerous books and magazines that followed the world of graffiti. The turning point in his career was his was his inclusion in Martha Cooper's Subway Art. Dude is on the cover of one of the most recognized anthology of graffiti art ever published!
Poem currently resides in New York, where he continues to develop his style as a painter and craftsmen, as well as administrate his business as designer of his own line of urban couture jewelry.
His work will be available at the RGB Lounge through Sept. 1st with an opening reception on Aug. 4th from 7 to 11pm. RGB Lounge is a gallery/event space, production/design house and artist cooperative located at 1420 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il 60622