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New Hip Hop Exhibit Opens in Chelsea Market
February 9, 2024, 7:57.46 pm ET

Photos: Chelsea Market

The latest art exhibit at Chelsea Market, “From 50 to The Future,” takes a look at the next 50 years of Hip Hop. Opening February 1, the exhibition features life-sized mixed-media paintings of renowned artists such as Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, The Notorious BIG, among others. The show celebrates Hip-Hop culture, its pioneers, contemporary artists, and how the genre will continue to evolve in the future.

Curated by Creative Director, Zaire Baptiste, “From 50 to The Future” features artwork from Renaissance artist Voodo Fe’, renowned street artist UnCutt Art (creator of the “Protect Yo Heart” movement), and Tyson Hall, an actor and visual artist whose artwork represents the future of Hip Hop artists and their cultural impact.

Paintings include “King DMC” – a 7ft x 4ft portrait of Darry “DMC” McDaniels interwoven with augmented reality to activate the live performance of his latest song; “Me and My Microphone” – a multilayer Wu-Tang Clan symbol embodying different storylines within the artwork; and more. The art show is free to all visitors of Chelsea Market and runs from February through mid-March.