Screening + Panel discussion with CoCo 144 and Lady Aiko

Screening + Panel discussion with CoCo 144 and Lady Aiko 

On August 22, 2019, FRESCO Collective curatorial director Irina Li sat down with CoCo 144 and Lady Aiko at Tompkins Square Library, after a screening of Tysen Knight’s “Homeless Street Artist”, to talk about their lives and their efforts as pioneer graffiti and street artists. To start, CoCo 144 shared with us how graffiti art was when he first started writing them back in the day. Then Lady Aiko talked about her resonance with the documentary, about her “homelessness” and how hard-working she was when she first started doing street art. The two panelists later discussed the legitimacy and the risks of street art, their commissioned and anonymous works, and their experiences with the street art scene when they first started and what it had become nowadays. 

This screening and panel discussion was the third event in our first annual Street Art Summer Festival, hosted in partnership with NYPL’s branch, Tompkins Square Library.



The event was held at Tompkins Square Library, a New York Public Library branch.

The event was held at Tompkins Square Library, a New York Public Library branch.

Film Screening of Tysen Knight’s “Homeless Street Artist”.

Film Screening of Tysen Knight’s “Homeless Street Artist”.

Curatorial Director Irina Li introducing the documentary and the street artists.

Curatorial Director Irina Li introducing the documentary and the street artists.

Curatorial director Irina Li moderating the panel discussion with street artists CoCo 144 and Lady Aiko.

Curatorial director Irina Li moderating the panel discussion with street artists CoCo 144 and Lady Aiko.

Street Artist Lady Aiko discussing one of her street art projects.

Street Artist Lady Aiko discussing one of her street art projects.

Graffiti artist CoCo 144 talking about his early experiences with Graffiti writings.

Graffiti artist CoCo 144 talking about his early experiences with Graffiti writings.

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