Graffiti Writers Bomb Paris Museum

07.08.09 Will Sherman

Earlier this week, Paris’ Fondation Cartier opened “Born in the Streets,” an exhibition of graffiti styles diverging from its inception to the present. The main gallery space and garden have been filled with pieces and other graffiti-inspired works by artists including SEEN, JONONE, Barry McGee, Evan Roth, QUICK, and PHASE2. Approximating what the museum could look like following an uninvited tag attack, parts of the building’s facade and interior have been bombed with graffiti, including Pixacao tags from Brazilian artists. The show is on view through the end of November, but if you can’t see it in person, a selection of photos is below.

Top photo via ruedione