Wet Paint in the Wild: Artist Rob Cristofaro Gives Us a Tour of Dia’s Best Kept Secrets in SoHo and Reveals Who’s Who in New York City
The street artist takes us through a week in his life.
Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, the freewheeling—and free!—spinoff of Artnet News Pro’s beloved Wet Paint gossip column, where we give art-world insiders a disposable camera to chronicle their lives on the circuit. To read the latest Wet Paint column, click here (members only).
You may know Rob Cristofaro for a few different reasons: as Rob1970, his street art tag; for ALIFE, the streetwear brand popular in the late 1990s among the downtown art set including Kunle Martins-Irak, Jim Joe, and Dash Snow; that Jeffrey Deitch asked him to organize a show of street art that is still talked about today. Most recently, he published a “Who’s Who” of downtown New York with Puma, and since he has some authority on the matter, I asked him to take photos leading up to the grand reveal. Let’s take a look at what he got up to…
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