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Jun 03, 2023

Departure – 40 Years of Art & Design

Cey Adams
Cey Adams on stage presenting

About this video


Monica Quinonez of West Chelsea Contemporary calls Cey Adams “a cultural icon; a visionary that has been at the forefront of many art and cultural movements.” Join Cey as he chronicles his career of more than 40 years. Beginning in the early ‘80s in New York City as a subway graffiti writer, he’ll describe his time as the creative director for Def Jam Recordings, designing album covers and brand identities for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LLCoolJ, Public Enemy and many more. He will also highlight work from (present day) brand partnerships with The Smithsonian, Levi’s, Mattel, Footlocker and Google.


Cey Adams