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Spank the Monkey

by Wendy Dembo in Culture on 27 September 2006

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The graffiti equivalent of the super heroes’ Justice League of America, the group show “Spank the Monkey,” opens today, Wednesday, 27 September 2006, at The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Featuring some of CH’s favorite artists, including Chiho Aoshima, Dzine, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Freaks Gallery, Os Gemeos, Groovisions, Invader, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, Takashi Murakami, David Shrigley, Swoon, Ed Templeton, and Miss Van, some of the all-stars have made installations in the gallery and some have done some planned public interventions throughout the area. (See images here.) But locals should be on the lookout for some extra-curricular art—now that the show is up, there's sure to be a lot of bombing before the artists leave.

Spank the Monkey
27 September 2006-7 January 2007
Baltic Center for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead, UK
NE8 3BA
tel. 44 (0)191 478 1810
fax 44 (0)191 478 1922
text phone 44(0)191 440 4944

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