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Mike Namer in front of Fab 5 Freddy’s “Metro Movement” 2011.

Mike Namer in front of Fab 5 Freddy’s “Metro Movement” 2011.

ERO, “Tuff Stuff,” 48” x 60,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 1984. Signed verso, Dominiqe Philbert aka ERO. First exhibited at the Fun Gallery, East Village NY.

ERO, “Tuff Stuff,” 48” x 60,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 1984. Signed verso, Dominiqe Philbert aka ERO. First exhibited at the Fun Gallery, East Village NY.

ERO, “Love Creation” 49

ERO, “Love Creation” 49" x 108,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 1984. Signed verso, Dominique Philbert, aka ERO First exhibited at the Fun Gallery, East Village NY.

Fab 5 Freddy “Metro Movement,” 72

Fab 5 Freddy “Metro Movement,” 72" x 96,” acrylic and Swarovsky crystals on canvas, 2011. Signed verso.

authorStaff Writer on Oct 26, 2020

“Love Creation” is an exhibition from the collection of Michael Namer, owner of Gallery 151 and boutique hotel, HGU New York. Artwork from the collection will go on view this weekend at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor, including graffiti canvas pieces by ERO, Fab 5 Freddy and LA2. These three artists first exhibited at the instrumental contemporary and much lauded Fun Gallery of the ’80s, owned by the East Village underground actress Patti Astor and curator Bill Stelling. This show also includes work from “Back to the Roots,” ERO’s posthumous solo show “ERO: RIP – ‘Ever Rocking On.’”

Also featured in this show are sections of the legendary 151 Wooster Wild Style Wall, a collaborative graffiti mural uncovered by Namer in 2007 in SoHo at the penthouse apartment of the late art critic and writer, Edit DeAK.

As detailed by the Associated Press, in 2007, Michael Namer’s son, Matthew, discovered the 151 Wooster Wild Style Mural — a wall of early ’80s graffiti that had been hidden under layers of sheetrock at Namer’s 151 Wooster Street building.

The piece featured a large spray painted image of a bomber plane by Fab 5 Freddy and tags attributed to Basquiat, Rammellzee, LA2, Francesco Clemente, Johnny Dynell, Kool Koor, Nesto and Futura 2000, who claimed his tag was the first. This 25-foot-by-12-foot collaborative mural captures an iconic moment in the history of early ’80s NYC street art on the verge of these artists being widely acclaimed.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Keyes Art is at 45 Main Street at The American Hotel, Sag Harbor. The show will be on view from October 26 through November 19. For more information, visit

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