We're Headed to London!
London’s world-renowned Saatchi Gallery is pleased to present the most comprehensive graffiti and street art exhibition to open in the UK with the international blockbuster arrival of BEYOND THE STREETS this coming February. Marking the first time in eight years a show has occupied the entirety of Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition will feature original art, rare ephemera, photography, immersive and site-specific installations, archival fashion, and surprises from over 150 artists, icons, rule-breakers, and mark-makers.
BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON pays homage to the monumental moments from the worlds of graffiti, street art, hip-hop and punk rock as well as the artists who immortalized them. From painting trains to social activism, to the clothes we wear and the soundtracks of our lives, BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON will examine how these cultural narratives shifted the public's perception of underground art and culture — leading to a global creative revolution.
“The story of graffiti and street art can’t be told without highlighting the significant role London, and the UK in general played in revolutionizing these cultures and continuing to spread the word of their existence. Pushing the global narrative has always been of importance to us and we're honored to continue telling our story at Saatchi Gallery, whose prestige and impact are unmatched in the UK,” says BEYOND THE STREETS Founder Roger Gastman.
BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON is a celebration of graffiti’s core ethos of an innate desire for mark-making and challenging authority. By its very nature, graffiti is ephemeral, its own existence is temporary, but the culture and it’s rebellious spirit prevails. Following blockbuster exhibitions in Los Angeles in 2018 and New York in 2019, BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON will be curated by Roger Gastman, noted graffiti historian and founder of BEYOND THE STREETS, in conjunction with a team of guest curators.
“For a long time, Saatchi Gallery has recognised the energy and dynamism of graffiti & street artists. We are proud to present a show that will showcase amazing art, explore how art & music genres have inspired creatives over time, and bring together iconic artists from around the globe. We are thrilled to be working with Beyond the Streets on an experience that promises to be one of the must-see shows of 2023,” says Saatchi Gallery Director, Paul Foster.
Tickets For BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON (Feb 17, 2023 - May 9, 2023) are available NOW to book HERE.
Exclusive merchandise and prints will be available to purchase at Saatchi Store and online for the duration of the exhibition.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON