New York City is a treasure trove of street art. From professional murals to graffiti, there is something for everyone to enjoy. When you talk about street art in NY, the notorious Tats Cru most certainly comes to mind!
In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Jeff Jaffe, Owner and Founder of Pop International Galleries and renown pop artist, Fernando Romero as they discuss, “Here and Now …a TATS CRU Retrospective.”
Jeff came to the USA in the early ’80s after leaving South Africa during the apartheid years. He then earned an MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Art Academy near Detroit. Jeff eventually set up a studio and settled in New York City where he has lived and worked in the visual arts ever since.
Straddling the art world, both as a gallerist and as an artist, Jeff has a keen understanding of what collectors really want and need. Through the relationships Pop forges and the reputation it continues to build, the collections they help grow tend to remain with people for many years…sometimes even generations. What they do adds value and substance to their lives in both subtle and profound ways. And consequently, he is convinced that as families grow, so should their art collections!
About Fernando “Ski”
Fernando Romero was born and raised in New York. He started his career as an artist after attending the Parsons School of Design and by selling art in SoHo, NYC for almost six years. For the past eight years, he’s been represented by Pop International Galleries, where he has found a place to call home, and where he has had much success with his own artwork.
About the Interview
Jeff and Fernando will discuss the latest gallery exhibit at Pop, “Here and Now …a TATS CRU Retrospective.” This is not your average art show! This is a very special event that pays homage to the longest-running “Graffiti Crew” from The Bronx. HERE AND NOW will have on display a comprehensive collection of Tats Cru artworks curated by Fernando “SKI” Romero. The exhibit tells the story of these artists’ astonishing and compelling journey. Learn about this one-of-a-kind exhibit, its importance, and more about Pop International Galleries and Fernando Romero’s relationship.
About Pop International Galleries
Pop International Galleries strives to de-mystify the art buying experience. They aim to facilitate a uniquely fun art buying “event”. They bring world-class artists, in an ethically managed, easygoing and accessible environment, to collectors from around the globe. To contact Jeff or learn more about Pop International Galleries, visit www.popinternational.com.