Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Los Angeles has a few areas which are synonymous with street art and graffiti– Melrose and Fairfax, the Arts District, the Venice walls, etc. but part of what makes this city a true art lover’s paradise is that public art pops up just about everywhere you look. A unique area of the city which has a vibe all its own, both artistic and otherwise, is Laurel Canyon, and it’s also a surprisingly vibrant place for street art.
Famed as a 70’s singer-songwriter paradise, the area’s home prices have risen to astronomical levels, but there are still artists, hippies, and weirdos hiding out in those canyons and hanging on to the dream. The best street art in this area is site specific and captures the feeling of being in a place that is both urban and natural, a canyon made by millions of years of water but decorated by hundreds of years of humanity. The street art of Laurel Canyon is often subtle, sometimes self-referential, and tends towards the decorative. If there is one theme that seems to unite the work of artists working the streets of the canyon, it’s love.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This Friday 7:30 at Superchief Gallery in Downtown L.A. Mr VOID (Ruidoson, Tijuana) of Los Macuanos (currently being celebrated as the Mexican Kraftwerk) is doing a special performance / re-score of the 1980s Spanish slasher film PIECES.
The event will also feature some dystopian swap meet style tabling…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
These murals were painted by David Flores in his instantly recognizable signature style. The portraits are of Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Grace Kelly, and Frida Kahlo, and adorn the walls of a new residential development in Pomona called Monterey Station. All photos by our new contributor, The Graffiti Hunter. You can view more photos in the Graffiti Hunter’s extensive archive on Instagram: www.instagram.com/
Keep reading for the full set of new murals…
Monday, September 15, 2014
Join photographer Art Meza for “Lowriting”, on October 1st at 12:15pm as part of the Photographers’s Eye lecture series at the LAPL. Keep reading for all the info…
Friday, September 12, 2014
The public arts non-profit Do Art Foundation is on a tear lately, curating murals from a diverse group of local and international artists all over Los Angeles. The latest is a new, large-scale public art project entitled,“You are Beautiful” and is currently underway in the Westchester community. The artist is Leimert Park resident Aly Kourouma a.k.a. Aly Timbuctustate, an artist and designer whose work focuses on the interplay of the so-called “primitive world” and its modern urban counterpart. Keep reading for the full press release from Do Art and for images of the mural from photographer Phil Sanchez.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Groundislava (pictured above), Deru, Nadastrom, Salva, Kurupt, B Bravo, Jen Ferrer, Different Sleep B2B Jerome LOL, and Gaslamp Killer entertained a packed house from 10 until the lights came on at 2 in a former bank vault in Downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of scenesters, music geeks, beautiful people, and assorted friends of friends clustered in two rooms to celebrate the genius of Leeor Brown’s Friends of Friends Records, a cultural force in Los Angeles for five years that has brought groundbreaking music from L.A. to the world, and vice-versa. At one point in the smaller room, a group of ladies surrounded Kurupt on the dancefloor as Jerome spun an instrumental version of “Ain’t No Fun”. In other words, it was a party…
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Los Angeles based artist Septerhed has been busy in 2014, working with YouTube, Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Arts, Vision Street Wear, Red Bull, Converse, Mobli, as well as creating multiple murals throughout the Downtown Arts District including the LA Freewalls, The Container Yard, and the Dog Park. He is most recently involved in mural productions with Smile South Central. You can see some of Septerhed’s brand new work in an upcoming show at Space Fifty Twenty sponsored by Umami Burger. Recent collaborations include work with En Masse (see below) and Serf & Dirt Cobain.
Please enjoy this gallery of over 20 recent outdoor works from SEPTERHED…
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
If you’ve been keeping up with the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), then you have surely heard of the Scratch Exhibit, featuring artist from the Getty Blackbook Project. All summer long ESMOA has been featuring talks, workshops and events to bring people out to El Segundo to see the artwork first hand. This video is a recap of the Zine Fair that graffiti artist and co-curator of the exhibit EyeOne put together for local independent publishers of book and magazines. Enjoy!