Late b-boy legend and graffiti artist Rammellzee passed away in 2010 when he was just 49, but his legacy continues to shine on. This past spring, an art exhibit showcased his "letter racers" and now more of the iconic Hip-Hop pioneer's work will be on display now through early 2013 at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Titled "The Rammellzee Galaxseum" exhibit, DNAInfo reports the museum hopes the pieces, which will include the sci-fi inspired costumes and masks he was known to wear as well as figurines and painting, will inspire kids who check out the work.
"At a time when many are concerned that young people are plugged in and tuned out, CMA's exhibitions seek to ignite our visitors' imaginations and to inspire their creativity," she said in a statement. "CMA is honored to promote the work of an artist whose constant creative output consistently pushed the boundaries of imagination."
The exhibit traces Rammellzee's career and the complex network of characters he created that fall into categories like "Recyclers," "Trashers" and "Monster Models." His work has rarely been shown since his death in 2010 at age 49, museum staff said.
Kids, science fiction and art; that sounds like a great combination.
“It's very fitting that Rammellzee's work is now on display at the Children's Museum of the Arts,” she said in a statement. “Many children visited the Battle Station through the years and were enthralled by the characters and mythology my husband created.”
The "The Rammellzee Galaxseum" is on display at the Children's Museum of the Arts through Feb. 3, 2013. Check out photos of the exhibit in the gallery.
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Photos: Children's Museum of the Arts