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Students Will Study Street Art and Graffiti in LIU Post Summer Course


Stephanie Koithan,Coordinator of Internal Communications and Social Media
LIU Post Public Relations

graffiti Art Brookville, N.Y. – This summer, LIU Post will offer a course on "The History and Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti," which will explore the contemporary artistic movement, tracing the history of its development on a technical, stylistic, and cultural level.

Since its birth as a subversive underground movement, graffiti has ascended in fame and artistic credibility, from the streets to the walls of galleries and museums; from territorial vandalism to Banksy's "Keep It Spotless" piece, which sold for $1.87 million at auction.

In addition to examining the movement's global rise, the class will discuss the roots of New York City's graffiti and street art scene. The course includes a guided walking tour through New York City, as well as guest lectures and live demos. Students will also collaborate with street artists on the creation of a class art project. Professor Ryan Seslow, whose work includes street art, graffiti and multidisciplinary art, will teach the course at LIU Post for the second summer in a row.

While graffiti still typically comes from a spray can or marker, street art—or "post-graffiti"—comes in a variety of forms including painted murals, stencils, stickers, posters, and three-dimensional installations that incorporate physical objects.

Students will be introduced to the work of internationally renowned artists like Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Lady Pink, Futura, Sento, Saber, Sebs, Aiko, Faile, Chris Stain, Leon Reid and Veng Rwk.

"The History and Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti" (ART597) is a one-week institute held at LIU Post July 9-13, 2012, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This 3-credit course is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. To register for the course, please call 516-299-2900.

LIU Post offers more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate classes during the summer months from May to August. To learn more about LIU Post's Summer Sessions, visit

LIU Post is located at 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville, NY. The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now LIU Post.

Posted 05/25/2012

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