When this photo was taken in 1983, I was a freshman in high school and not nearly cool enough to hang out with the likes of these crazy kids. The photo is part of the Art in the Streets exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles which runs through August 8.
The exhibit traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, featuring paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 artists.
The mural is by Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp. Front row: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift; middle row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink; back row: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp; directed by Charlie Ahearn.