A new feature on L.A. Taco, get up close with some of our favorite artists as they show you how they work with pen and paper. First up is ZLA. Shot and edited by Erwin Recinos.

PREVIEW: Artists Across America ~ Opens August 2nd at Flower Pepper


Artists Across America, curated by Daniel Rolnik, is an exhibit of original artworks sourced directly from the studios of over 50 artists working in the continent of North America. The exhibition opens Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, and will be on view from August 2nd – August 29th, 2014. Keep reading for artist list and a preview of some of the works to be shown…


Skullphone ~ West Hollywood



Two Weeks of Art ~ Summer, 2014


If you’ve attended a graffiti event or underground art show in the past few years you’ve likely seen our event coverage editor, Erwin Recinos. Camera in hand, family in tow, he covers this city’s art scene relentlessly and with style, warmth, and passion. In this new feature, travel with Erwin across the city as he explores the events he covered for us over the last two weeks. Los Angeles is alive with graffiti, street, and underground art and this is one man’s visual diary.

“End of the Beginning” opens at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store on June 28th – TRAV opened his latest show “End of the Beginning” at the Seventh Letter Flagship Store back in late June with all new works. Stepping away from the graffiti style he is best known for, Trav’s latest paintings emphasize word play and contain elements of traditional sign painting and geometric patterns. The bright color schemes made the shapes, patterns, and words pop off the canvas in a typographic 3-D effect. To see more of TRAV’s work visit him @travmsk on Instagram.



The Rebirth of Chinatown’s Legendary Mountain Bar


Mountain Bar was a pioneering space in Chinatown frequented by artists, gallery owners, and anyone who really liked the color red. The space closed in 2012, but it’s now being reborn at TIF SIGFRIDS and open during special evening hours for a variety of events including film screenings, DJ nights, variety shows, and more. Original owner/creator Jorge Pardo is rebuilding the bar as an installation project. The first screening will be Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960). Read the complete information below, along with another in-progress shot.


Actor 4 Hire ~ DTLA

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Crummy Gummy wheatpaste.  For more street art and graffiti pics visit http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/ or follow @locoliinda on instragram

Preview: “Satisfaction Guaranteed” by NOUAR ~ Opens July 19th at CHG CIRCA

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CHG CIRCA (8530A Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA) presents “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, a body of new 3D resin paintings and sculptures by LA’s NOUAR. Opens Saturday evening, July 19th. Here are a few preview images of work to be shown…

10 Years in Los Angeles ~ Photography by Kwasi boyd-bouldin


Kwasi boyd-bouldin has lived in and photographed Los Angeles for over 10 years. His new project, the Los Angeles Recording, seeks to document his city, from Downtown to Hollywood over that period. Kwasi focuses on architecture, the small details of urban life, and the contrasts between soaring towers and daily pedestrian life. We asked him for 10 photos, one for each year to help show the scope and style of the archive.
From the project description:

D*Face “Undead” ~ DTLA



Shark Mask ~ Hollywood


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

Mear One “False Profits”


False Profits by Mear One.  This poster is up on the streets but a special edition is available from 1XRun starting tomorrow morning. Keep reading to see the version you can pick up online, along with some action shots of Mear putting in wheatpaste work in the streets…