RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION

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Rammellzee (pronounced "Ram: Ell: Zee") was a painter, performance artist, confidant of the late 70s early 80s downtown New York art scene and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and is oft credited as the progenitor of the modern graffiti movement. On March 3, The Suzanne Geiss Company will present its inaugural exhibition Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers. Rammellzee’s manifestoes “Iconoclast Panzerism” and “Gothic Futurism” explored graffiti’s ability to liberate the transcendental powers of the alphabet that had been corrupted by Western culture. A manifestation of the artist’s theories, his Letter Racers were created over more than 15 years in his loft, The Battle Station. They are being shown in New York for the first time. Rammellzee: The Equation is on view from March 8 to April 21, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York.