Preview: Dreamland Summer ~ New Works from Haunted Euth and TS Claire

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“AS TRUE TO THEIR DAILY LIVES AS CAN BE: PIZZA, PILLS, CAFFEINE AND KNIVES WITH FEMALE EMPOWERMENT…”

Opening reception: Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Clean Aesthetic
323 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Music, open bar and free to the public.

Check out some preview images from the show…
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Vandal Spotlight ~ Versuz Kog Lts

The latest from video crew Talented Vandalz focuses on Versuz, one of LA’s most prolific graffiti vandals. Video Description:

In this artist spotlight we followed Versuz around the streets of Los Angeles, through downtown alley’s, rooftops, empty lots, billboards, and permission walls to document the versatility he brings to the graffiti culture. Known as one of Los Angeles’ most dedicated graffiti artist’s, Versuz talks about how he stays motivated, how he prepares for a night of bombing, and how he plans to stay ahead of the competition. Special thanks to KzerGabeGallery (IG @KzerGabeGallery) and Hunter Photograpghy (IG @hunter_) for the photos.

Basquiat, Haring & Warhol ~ West Hollywood

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Wheatpastes by The Producer BDB. For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram.

Preview: Skate & Create ~ Opens August 30th

postcard-5inx7in-h-front Skate & Create, curated by G. James Daichendt, opens Saturday, August 30th, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Flower Pepper Gallery (121 E Union Street, Pasadena, CA). The show will be on view until October 1st, 2014. Keep reading for a preview and artist list…

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Two Weeks of Art ~ August 2014

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The continuing adventures of our Events Editor, Erwin Recinos, who checks out all of LA’s best underground/graffiti/contemporary art shows and happenings with multiple cameras around his neck. Here he presents to you a journey through Los Angeles’ art scene during the first two weeks of August 2014.

Picture Me Rolling: San Pedro ~ August 2nd

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The infamous NinjaGraffiti hosted an art show at Bad Fish Clothing in San Pedro. Aware, Fear, Thanks, Fishe, Cat Cult and many others took over 6th Street for an amazing night celebrating both trains and skateboarding culture. Blackbook signings, sticker trades, and raffles were going on all night. The crowd was a mix of some of the top artists, train aficionados, and skaters in Southern California.

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The Art of Chaz Bojorquez (Video)

Robert Carpintero of The Chicano Art Project has created another beautiful slideshow, this time featuring the work of Chaz Bojorquez. Enjoy!

Gottfried Helnwein ~ Los Angeles

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The following was just posted to artist Gottfried Helnwein’s Facebook page. It was news to us that he lived and worked partially in Los Angeles. The original caption simply reads: Gottfried Helnwein working at the studio. Los Angeles, 2014.

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Go Dodgers ~ Boyle Heights

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Go Dodgers by Repo.  For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram.

Updated Skid Row Mural ~ Downtown Los Angeles

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Update on the Skid Row mural we posted about earlier this year…

The name “Skid Row” is known to everyone in Los Angeles, but it does not appear on ANY official City of los Angeles map, street sign, or city documents. Earlier this year, Fire Station 9, which serves the area and is known as “the busiest fire station in the United States” was ordered to remove any Skid Row designations from their 5 fire trucks. In response they created a web-site and petition to restore the name to their vehicles: http://www.firestation9skidrow.org/help.html

The city prefers the name Central City East and would possibly like to pretend Skid Row, and what it represents, doesn’t really exist. Anyone who actually lives Downtown know it as Skid Row and knows where its basic borders lie.

Defining Skid Row is thus a challenge and an opportunity to those who live there or nearby. In 2006 a court case known as Jones Vs. the City of Los Angeles (case No. 04-55324) the borders of Skid Row were defined as Main St to the West, Alameda St. to the east, Third St to the North, and Seventh St to the South.

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Prime opens Aug. 9th

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Smog City Clothing & GCS Clothing presents the opening of PRIME, featuring the artwork of Los Angeles native Jose “Prime” Reza. Reza has been apart of the LA graffiti scene since 1985 and is making a leaps with his typographic artwork. This year alone Prime is the cover artist for famed LA Liber Amicorum (Getty Black Book), ESMOA’s Scratch exhibit featuring artist that contributed the Getty Black book. Saturday night at GCS Pomona will be a up close and personal look at this master calligrapher’s canvas work as well as a limited edition t-shirt and skate deck collaboration with Smog City Clothing.

Opening of “PRIME”
Galeria Con Safos
168 W. 3rd Street
Pomona, CA 91766

JAVIER RAMIREZ ~ STUDIO VISIT

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Chill babes, house plants, bongs and palm trees are some of what set the vibe of San Fernando Valley based painter Javier Ramirez‘s work. Ramirez who’s been behind a bunch of commercial stuff in L.A. sat down with me in his Reseda studio to show me what he’s prepping for a slew of things in the Fall. We talked about Mexico, the girls that got crushed on in the 90s, cursed tacos, and general desmadre in Reseda.

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