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Street Art Goes to the Beach via Two Rockaway Exhibits

Last week, we caught a glimpse of Katharine Grosse’s installation at Fort Tilden– part of PS1’s “Rockaway!” series– while it was in progress. The German artist had spent the past days spray-painting the skeleton of a building on the former army base with colors that call to mind either the sunset or David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane makeup. The piece, which had been roped off and guarded by security as if Nike missiles had returned to Tilden, opened to the public Sunday with an outdoor reception that was really more of an Insta pose-fest.
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Patti Smith at Fort Tilden Beach

In addition to her pad in the Village, the songstress keeps a place in Rockaway and has been known to serenade the locals every now and then. This free show — put on by MoMA PS1 and the Rockaway Artists Alliance, among others — closes out the opening day of the Rockaway! public art festival, and will take place at the Artist Alliance’s outdoor stage. Afterparty at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club.