New Limited Edition Print By Lee Quinones on Exhibition A


Exhibition A has released a new, signed limited edition print by Lee Quinones.  ”Born of Many Apples” is available in two size. Each size is limited to an edition 50 prints on archival inkjet print on stretched canvas.

In what I call the Alphabet soup chronicles, many of the Avant-garde Subway art movement cut their teeth on lines stretched not only across the city, but across imaginations, variations and theoretical limitations.  I referred to this as a voluntary diaspora of young colorful minds exclaiming the host status quo and reclaiming themselves through sculptural paintings while on the run.

-Lee Quinones 2012

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3 Kings Opens at Subliminal Gallery


Submlinal Projects presents 3 Kings featuring works by Lee Quinones, Leonard “Futura” McGurr and Fab Five Freddy (Fred Brathwaite) guest curated by FUN Gallery founder Patti Astor. The show open Sat. Sept. 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. and runs through Oct. 8 in Los Angeles.

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Lee Quinones on Life and Times

Lee invited Life and Times to his studio.

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Lee Quinones Motorcycle Jacket for Andy Warhol Museum

photo: Terry Richardson

photo: Terry Richardson

Lee, along with 18 other artists, interpreted the leather jacket in a benefit for the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The concept was conceived and curated by Glenn O’Brien and the jackets were debuted in a one-night show at the Palazzo Bovaro in Milan. Jackets are available for online bidding at Charity Buzz. Dan Colen, Tom Sachs, Rita Ackermann, Kenny Scharf and Stefano Castronovo are among the other artists who contributed jackets.



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Lee Quinones Auctions Automobile Ford Flex for Urban Playground

Ford Motor Company will auction a 2009 Ford Flex art car, Lee Quinones’ “Only in New York”, at the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, October 10, 2009. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Urban Arts Partnership and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Ford Flex has staked a claim on the streets as a true American original.  So has Lee Quinones.  He emerged from the New York City subway art movement in the 1970′s to international prominence in the arts and in popular culture.  Appearing and starring in important films like “Wild Style”, his work is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum, the Groningen Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.

“Only in New York” is Quinones’ vision of the Ford Flex as an urban social gallery, a reflection of both modern day New York and folkloric aspects of Big Apple culture.  The exterior of the Flex art car is hand-painted using spray paint and clear coats.

The hood of the vehicle shows a typical New York street filled with those chasing success.  The driver’s side pays homage to the constant movement of the city that never sleeps.  The passenger side presents imagery of the controversial and tumultuous activity of the economy that is rocking the city and the chaotic images of the past decades that created cultural dynamics.

Features include a hand-painted center console, a band of poetry on the doors and headrests featuring the renowned “LEE” signature tag.

The “Only in New York” Flex was commissioned by Ford along with Automobile Magazine to express the diverse nature and customization possibilities of this groundbreaking new crossover.  Unveiled at SEMA in 2008, this art car was instrumental in the naming of Flex as the SEMA Design Awards “Most Accessory Friendly SUV”.

All proceeds from the sale of this car will be donated to two great organizations:
Urban Arts Partnership strengthens public schools by providing arts-based solutions to urban educational issue. Lee has taught courses to students at this New York City non-profit.

A portion of the proceeds will also go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes.
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Palette Studies

Money Can’t Buy Love (Color Study)

Buried Blueberries (Color Study)

Money Flies (Study to American Splendor)

Worry Be Happy (Color Study)

The Rose (Study to Heart in a Hurricane)

Study #1 (Study to Send in the Clowns)

The Late Sho (Study to Windows)

The Lying King (Study to Windows)

Classical Mess (Color Study)

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New Works

Send in the Clowns, 68 x 50

A Midsummer’s Dawn, 68 x 50

This Side Up, 51 x 32 (2 panels)


The Man from Uncle, 48 x 96

Pass the Dawn Unto You, 50 x 60

“Heart in a Hurricane” 110 x 66

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Helenbeck Gallery Comes to NYC on May 28

You’ll see a few pieces from your’s truly here:

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Return to Italy: Truth & Consequences


If you find yourself in Genoa, Italy this time of year, Truth & Consequences opens at Galleria Il Trifolglio Nero Sat. April 18. I had my first international show in Italy 30 years ago with Fab Five Freddy — but as I always say — history rhymes with itself. Here we have all new paintings unveiled for the dawning of a new day, unleashed for their solo mission. My man Rich Medina will be blessing us with his beats at the opening and after party.


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