A closing reception for “MasterPiece MashUp” Palm Springs Life
MasterPiece MashUp

A closing reception for “MasterPiece MashUp”

“MasterPiece MashUp” exhibition by street artist Tysen Knight closes August 5 with short documentary screening and Q&A at the Palm Springs Cultural Center 

A closing reception for pop urban artist Tysen Knight’s latest exhibition, “MasterPiece MashUp,” will be held at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday, August 5th. The exhibition, which opened to great acclaim in early July, includes Knight’s latest collection of paintings and drawings where he re-imagines paintings by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci and Grant Wood. Knight is popularly known for his street art inspired by the works of famous street artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and reflects the styles of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Knight’s love for art does not stop at the canvas. His directorial debut, “The Art of Hustle: Street Art Documentary”, which has been featured in numerous film festivals including the Palm Springs International Film Festival, was shown at the opening reception of the exhibition. Knight’s second short documentary, “The Art of Hustle: Homeless Street Artist,” will be screened at the closing reception with an audience Q&A on August 5th. The film follows three homeless artists as they create art to survive and won the “Best Director” award at the 2019 Marina Del Rey Film Festival.

Along with producing street art documentaries, Knight is widely known for the “Street Bench Art Pilot” project conceived by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, the City Council Downtown Subcommittee and Main Street Palm Springs. He decorated benches throughout downtown Palm Springs, with the theme “Urban Desert Palms and Icons,” which included icons such as Garland, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Frida Kahlo and Lucille Ball.

“The Art of Hustle: Homeless Street Artist” will be screened at the closing night reception on August 5. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the film screening at 7 p.m. Tickets can be reserved at bit.ly/TysenKnightClosing.


Aug 05 2022


6:00 pm


Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA, USA