The dream of big-name concerts that will never be are going on display at MOCA.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Dream Concerts, a new project by French graffiti artist André Saraiva, to be installed in the Broad Lobby at MOCA Grand Avenue.
Some wondered why posters for random groups of big-name headliners like Phoenix, The Beastie Boys and The Beach Boys have been popping up all over Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles. Now the answer is clear.
Upon closer inspection, the epic concert lineups to take place at Madison Square Garden or the Bowery Ballroom, L’Élysée Montmartre or the Wiltern are actually paintings of lineups that only exist in the imagination of Saraiva.
The artist, who was included in MOCA’s 2011 exhibit Art in the Streets, now returns to the museum for an installation of these painted announcements.