The DEPART Foundation and the City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission are hosting “Endless Waves, Barbarian Days: Surfing, Writing, And Art,” a Salon Series talk on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The talk will be with William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Barbarian Days,” a book about surfing, and Barry McGee, a San Francisco painter and graffiti artist.
“William Finnegan’s book captures the spirit and culture of surfing, and has inspired and influenced surfers all around the world, so it’s an honor and a pleasure to welcome him to Malibu,” Mayor Skylar Peak said. “It’s also very exciting to explore the crossroads of surfing, literature and art with painter Barry McGee.
McGee made his mark in the early 1980s as the prolific graffiti artist “Twist” before becoming one of the most well-known street artists to transition his work to art galleries and museums.
The event is part of “Sea Sick in Paradise,” an exhibition with works by 46 artists inspired by surfing and coastal culture, on display through Sept. 30 at DEPART’s gallery in Malibu Village. The exhibition’s accompanying events have included live music, film screenings and talks.
The free event is open to all, with no RSVPs, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visit www.Mali buCity.org/SalonSeries.