For Immediate Release, please:
For the First Time in NYC the Never-before-seen Fiorucci Wall Painted by Keith Haring and Angel Ortiz aka LA II is on View at City Center
A Special Viewing for Press and other VIP Guests of Angel Ortiz aka LA II
You are invited to view the Fiorucci Wall and meet the Artist Angel Ortiz aka LA II on November 5th at historical City Center, from 4- 5 PM
NYC, NY,10/30/21 As a special memento of this momentous occasion a limited number of collectable buttons commemorating the viewing will be handed out to our VIP guests.
In 1980 Keith Haring recruited a young graffiti artist named Angel Ortiz also known as LA II. In 1983 LA II and Haring spray-painted the entire Fiorucci store in Milan in 13 hours. An immense mural from this was kept in storage for decades, and later restored in 1991. The New York City Center now (for a limited time), houses the spectacular Fiorucci Wall. This is the first time it will be seen in NYC. It is on loan from the MACO Museum of Chang Mai for the theatre’s 2021 – 22 season. The mural is on view at City Center for limited public viewing.
New York City graffiti artist Angel Ortiz aka LA II is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, Haring and Ortiz combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then on. Along with several joint exhibitions of his work and Haring's, Ortiz's own mix of contemporary symbols has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and worldwide.
Please RSVP to enter the reception for Angel Ortiz aka LA II
and receive the keepsake button
RSVP: Bonnie Bien
New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
Proof of vaccine is necessary for entry
Please click on the NY City Center link for further information: