Throwback Thursday: Barry McGee

Since the golden age of the 1980s, San Francisco native Barry McGee has been throwing down on the graffiti art scene. His use of bright colors, caricature-like portraits, and abstract geometric patterns soon came to embody a certain retro West Coast look. Although street art is still a ticketable offense in most communities, McGee brought his inner-city influences into the rarefied gallery world. Check out FOCUS: Barry McGee at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, up until June 2.


(Untitled, 2013. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist, Ratio 3, San Francisco; Cheim & Read, New York; and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London. Photos by Matt Hawthorne/Courtesy Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.)

 

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