A New York City Icon has passed on, Rest In Peace Patti Astor

A New York City Icon has passed on, Rest In Peace Patti Astor

(Photo of Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, and Patti Astor. Taking from a clip in the movie Wild Style.)

Patti Astor, was an iconic figure in the art world, particularly renowned for her significant contributions to graffiti culture, passed away yesterday, leaving a profound void in the creative community. Astor's legacy is deeply intertwined with New York City's vibrant art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. She played a pivotal role in elevating graffiti from its underground roots to mainstream recognition, notably through her involvement in the legendary Fun Gallery in the East Village, where she showcased the works of emerging graffiti artists such as Keith Haring, Dondi, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Astor's relentless advocacy and support provided a platform for marginalized voices and propelled graffiti into the realm of fine art. Her pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to fostering artistic expression have left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape, ensuring that her legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Patti Astor will be dearly missed, remembered for her passion, vision, and tireless efforts to champion the transformative power of art.


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