Roger Gastman:  Creative Direction & Editing

Roger Gastman began writing graffiti as a teenager. Since then, he has founded and published the pop culture magazines While You Were Sleeping and Swindle, with Shepard Fairey, as well as authoring more than two dozen art books including the landmark The History of American Graffiti (with Caleb Neelon; Harper Collins, 2011). Also in 2011, along with Jeffrey Deitch and Aaron Rose, he curated the blockbuster exhibition Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Gastman was also a producer for Banksy’s 2011 Oscar-nominated film Exit Through the Gift Shop. His recent curatorial project, Pump Me Up: DC subculture in the 1980s, was on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which doubled the museums attendance of any previous exhibits. It featured an extensive book length exhibition catalog and the premiere of his documentary, The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan, played in conjunction with the show.


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Shane Jesup

Leon Gonzalez & Deanna Guzman

Trina Calderón, Zio Fulcher, Roger Gastman

All Photos by RISK or courtesy of RISK unless noted. Aaron Farley, Birdman,ANTI, REVOK, Kohshin Finley, Stefan Kocev, POWER, Steve Grody, Gregory Bojorquez, Adam Corlin, Daniel Lahoda, Streets Are Saying Things, Theonepointeight, Adam Wallacavage, FUSE, Michael Delahaut, KET, SLICK, Willie T., Estevan Oriol, Stash Maleski