RUAS DE SAO PAULO
Jonathan Levine
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Think you’ve got a handle on New York’s graffiti taggers? Check out Brazil’s street artists at the first major exhibition devoted to them. With the gallery’s walls, floors and ceilings decorated with tripped-out murals and found-art sculpture, the show is “a flamboyant powerhouse” that “looks like a cross between graffiti, tattoo designs, underground comics and Pop art.” And don’t miss the documentary that follows the artist known as Zezão as he searches São Paulo’s sewer systems for the place to make his Sistine Chapel — or at least his 11 Spring Street.

“Ruas de São Paulo: A Survey of Brazilian Street Art,” through March 17 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, ninth floor, (212)243-3822.

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