MTN Montana Colors Wild Style Fab 5 Freddy Limited Edition

SKU: EX1034166
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  • Limited to 500 Units Worldwide
  • Wooden presentation Box
  • Colour = RV33 Colorado Red

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One of a series of collectible MTN Montana Colors Limited Edition cans. This latest version features the American visual artist, filmmaker, and Hip-Hop pioneer Fred Brathwaite. More popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy.

Generally considered as one of the architects of the street art movement. Freddy emerged in New York’s downtown underground creative scene during the late 1970s as a graffiti artist. He was undeniably the bridge between the burgeoning uptown rap scene and the downtown art scene. Freddy was indeed a member of the Brooklyn-based graffiti group the Fabulous 5. Known for painting the entire side of New York City Subway cars.

Freddy connected with New York underground filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, whom he had met at The Times Square Show. They began production on the film Wild Style (released 1983). The film would go on to showcase artist Lee Quiñones as artist Zoro, from the Bronx, and of the burgeoning Hip-Hop culture. It was the first film to illustrate Hip-Hop culture. Derived from an idea Freddy had to refute the negative depiction of NYC’s urban youth. Linking for the first time break dancing, MCing, DJing and graffiti under one umbrella or branches from the same tree. In the late 1980s, Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking Hip-Hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps, and directed many iconic rap videos and film projects into the 90s and beyond.

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