If you know Wild Style then you know Patti Astor. If you know Patti Astor then you know The Fun Gallery.
Briefly, the FUN Gallery was co-founded by Patti and opened in 1981 in the East Village of New York. As well as providing a platform for other New Wave artists it also featured a healthy selection of legendary graffiti writers such as FUTURA 2000, LEE, Fab 5 Freddy, DONDI, Lady Pink and ZEPHYR amongst others.
What the gallery was also notable for was the inclusion of two particular artists, namely Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Any visitor to the gallery might find themselves rubbing shoulders with b-boys and rock stars as it became a melting pot for hip, young New York in the early 1980's.
Sadly it closed down in 1985 due to rising rent and many other galleries all providing more of the same.
However Patti is bringing the FUN Gallery back for a short time, not in NYC but in LA. See the pic above for details.