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Barry McGee

A mid-career retrospective of his work

When you walk by the Berkeley Art Museum, your eye is immediately drawn to the word, “Snitch” spray painted in huge letters on the museum’s Bancroft side and just like that you are swept into the world of Barry McGee. His current midcareer exhibit at BAM/PFA is open until December 9th and gives us a look into the complex and creative mind of McGee. Using various materials such as empty liquor bottles and surfboards and his extensive collection of drawings, paintings, prints, and installations, it seems like this man never stops creating. Here’s a look at what other street artists have to say about his work from the 2008 documentary, Beautiful Losers, directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard. Hopefully, we will be talking to Barry for The Making Of… in the future.

-Nora