Presented in association with “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” this discussion with Lady Pink and exhibition co-curator Greg Tate explores the artist’s inspirations, history, and experiences.
Born in Ecuador, Lady Pink grew up in New York City and currently resides north of the city. In 1979 she started writing graffiti and was soon known as the only woman capable of competing with the boys in New York’s graffiti subculture, painting subway trains from 1979 to 1985. In 1982 she had a starring role the film Wild Style. That role and her other significant contributions to graffiti have made Lady Pink a cult figure in hip-hop culture.
Lady Pink, artist
Greg Tate, writer, musician, producer