MoSA: The Museum of Sticker Art is an installation project conceived and curated by Tommy Mintz. The piece stretches over three walls of KAM--some 108 feet--and is comprised of hundreds of stickers painstakingly removed from NYC streets and carefully catalogued as to their former location on streetlamps, walls, mailboxes, and various public spaces. Like graffiti artists, contemporary sticker artists often use their medium to convey political and social messages; other times they are lampooning cultural figures or timeworn ideas of modernity and urban life. Through this unique installation, Mintz celebrates these street artists by presenting them in a gallery context, while simultaneously creating his own larger, more meta, artwork that addresses issues of authorship, the dichotomy between street art and fine art, and the tropes of art history and museum curation, cataloguing, and presentation.
Extended through January
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In this short video, photographer Tommy Mintz discusses Sticker Art, a relatively new medium adopted by street artists. Mintz's collection of these works comprises his 108-foot installation at KAM, MoSA: The Museum of Sticker Art.
Audio recording of a panel discussion on Sticker Art moderated by photographer and curator Tommy Mintz. Held online on January 11, 2022, the panel featured a number of leading sticker artists, including Lizzy Savage (heartsNY), StickerMaul, and Jim Tozzi.