Street art has arrived at a place so inaccessible that even the most reckless, renegade taggers hadn”t been able to reach it–until now.

King of the Court by Cope2

Billi Kid, an artist, curator, and “brand manager” of a company called Public Works Department, convinced the NBA to license official backboards so that graffiti and street artists could paint on them.

Half a Second of Freedom by Ewok One 5MH

To coincide with the NBA draft, Guerilla Galleries will feature 16 of the 180 backboards in a show opening June 23 at One Gateway Center, across from Newark’s Penn Station.

"So Fly," by Sofia Maldonado

(The party is 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Public Works charges a cool $15 grand for each backboard (some proceeds go to Newark-based charities).

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