Graffiti artist to do live demonstration at Loyola

James Prigoff: A self portrait
Renowned mural photographer James Prigoff will kick off an exhibit of his artwork Wednesday afternoon at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication.Prigoff  also will introduce Max Sansing, a 30-year-old artist, who will conduct a live graffiti demonstration at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Communication at 51 E. Pearson St. in Chicago.

Here are the details from the Loyola School of Communication:

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication is pleased to feature the work of worldwide mural photographer, James Prigoff, with an exhibit opening on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. A live graffiti demonstration and reception at 5:30 p.m will kick off the grand opening.

Join Prigoff for a lecture on the history of graffiti in Regents Hall at 111 E. Pearson at 3:00 p.m. Then join us in the School of Communication at 5:30 p.m for a live graffiti demonstration by Chicago artist Max Sansing. The gallery will then open for display. Prigoff’s series of photographs depicting graffiti and spraycan art will be featured on the first, second and lower floors of the School of Communication throughout the Fall of 2012.

Reception attendees will have the chance to meet Prigoff and Sansing and hear about their work producing graffiti, as well as documenting the craft. This event is open to the public and all Loyola faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Wine, beer and light hor d’oeuvres will be served. For more information or to register for this free event, please visit or Meghan Ashbrock at or 312.915.6972.

About the Photographer:

James Prigoff is an author, photographer and lecturer on the subject of worldwide urban murals. He is one of the most important photographers of aerosol art on the international scene. He started worldwide documentation of murals in the late 1960s. His interest would eventually lead him to aerosol art (graffiti). His personal photographs comprise one of the most extensive collections of aerosol art in the world. During the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Prigoff documented many aerosol art movements (from their infancy) across the United States and abroad. He is the author of “Spraycan Art,” a premiere resource in the study of modern day graffiti. He has lectured extensively around the world and is credited as being one of the major forces in giving dignity and credibility to an art form that once was considered to be only vandalism.


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