“The Underbelly Project,” an underground exhibition of some 103 murals, is subject of a lengthy review in today’s NYT. An illegal exhibition, the project essentially reclaims street art from commercial galleries. Jasper Rees writes, “The show’s curators, street artists themselves, unveiled the project for a single night, leading this reporter on a two-and-a-half hour tour. Determined to protect their secrecy, they offered the tour on condition that no details that might help identify the site be published, not even a description of the equipment they used to get in and out. And since they were (and remain) seriously concerned about the threat of prosecution, they agreed only to the use of street-artist pseudonyms.”
A few images from the Times slide show follow. Read Rees’ full words here.