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Founder of Joe Fresh and Club Monaco opening a massive new creative space in Toronto

Founder of Joe Fresh and Club Monaco, Joe Mimran, along with this wife, Kim Newport Mimran, who is the President and Design Director of Pink Tartan, are opening up an artistic hub dedicated to street art in Toronto. 

Cultural Goods Gallery will be a "home for pursuing creative expressions and connecting people who feel inspired by new ideas," Newport Mimran said. 

The first exhibition, titled "FROM SAMO©… TO SAMO©… EVOLUTION OF STREET: ART & TYPE" features the work of artist Al Diaz, who was a key figure in the late 70s New York City graffiti culture. 

Diaz famously collaborated with Jean-Michel Basquiat on his graffiti tag, SAMO

The exhibition is curated by Grace Zeppilli and Jason Halter, and features Diaz's 40-year career, spanning from his early-teen graffiti collaboration with Basquiat to his later collage works. 

The gallery also features artwork by Toronto-based artists such as Javid Jah, Danilo Deluxo McCallum, Nicolas 'Alfalfa' Sanchez, and Kizmet, whose unique styles represent the evolution of street art in cities around the world. 

Cultural Goods Gallery will operate on a rotating exhibition schedule that will foster relationships with the local arts community, while simultaneously showcasing the work that has contributed to the growth of the North American cultural scene. 

The gallery's first exhibition will be on display at 1444 Dupont Street #15 from Oct. 29 to Dec. 17. 

Lead photo by

Strata


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