The Warhol welcomes Pittsburgh-based author, artist, producer, and activist Claude “Paradise” Gray for a free reading and Q&A, directly followed by a book signing. The event celebrates his new book No Half Steppin’ – An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the Birth of Hip-Hop’s Golden Era, co-authored by Giuseppe “u.net” Pipitone. Gray is one of the artists included in the museum’s Activist Print project. Activist Print is a collaboration between The Warhol, BOOM Concepts (a creative hub for artists to incubate ideas), and the Northside printmaking studio Artists Image Resource (AIR).
The evening also features a special guest DJ spinning classic hits from Hip Hop’s Golden Era. The Factory studio is open late featuring screen-printing and other hands-on projects inspired by Gray’s work. This event is co-presented by 1Hood Media and AIR.
No Half Steppin’: Paradise Gray Reading and Book Signing is free and will be held on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 pm at The Andy Warhol Museum. For more information, visit the No Half Steppin’ event page.