Recap: Post-It Ten at GR2

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Last Saturday was the 10th annual Post-It show at Giant Robot’s GR2. With over 300 artists on the bill, the much anticipated yearly event had buzz going for weeks as several legendary artists revealed previews of their tiny Post-It works of art. Sadly, we got there a little late but nonetheless there was still a hefty line and plenty of crazy Post-Its to check out. 10 Years in and there is still no shortage of amazing art being done on Post It Notes at one of Giant Robot’s signature events. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to capture some of the night. Follow the link for a gallery of images.

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Smogtown Presents Trece ~ Tonight!

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Every Trece show has been one of the best of the year, don’t miss tonight’s at Plaza de la Raza, which is said to be the last one. Many of our favorite artists will have art on display and for sale, including hand-painted skateboards from Gajin Fujita, Satterugly and more.

3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles CA. More info here. Keep reading for some more images and the official announcement.

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Recap: Comic Arts LA @ Think Tank Gallery

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The first ever Comic Arts LA was held last Saturday at Think Tank Gallery. The one day only fest was aimed at promoting the appreciation of independent artists who make their own graphic novels, comics, books of photography or illustrations and many other mediums that help give Los Angeles a distinct art community.

CALA was organized by Jen Wang, Angie Wang, Iris Jong, and Jake Mumm, and were helped out by tons of volunteers who helped visitors navigate the packed event. Exhibitors included Beatrice The Biologist, Edie Fake, David Wolter, Sam King, Farel Dalrymple, Katherine Wirick, and Mark Todd. The event was a huge success, as hundreds of people flocked to Think Tank, and bought lots of books. What made the event even better was the fact that the exhibitors were willing to trade, and do drawings and signings in their books when requested. We’re definitely looking forward to CALA’s next event. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to capture the event. Keep reading for a full gallery of photos…

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Preview: “So This is Christmas” Benefit Sale of John Lennon Art Work ~ Opens December 12th

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Yoko Ono and Adopt the Arts invite you to view, and possibly buy, artwork by Jon Lennon. The proceeds will go to Adopt the Arts, an organization here in Los Angeles which helps save art and music programs in LA public schools. Keep reading for some examples of the work to be on display…

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“DOPE” ~ New T-Shirt by Robbie Conal

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A new t-shirt by Robbie Conal. Keep reading to see a real one on a beautiful model…

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Preview: Flower Pepper Gallery’s 3rd Year Anniversary Show ~ Opens Saturday, December 6th

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Pasadena’s Flower Pepper Gallery will celebrate their 3rd Year Anniversary with a special exhibition featuring works of art by some of gallery’s most promising local and international artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Exhibition: December 6th, 2014 – January 7 th, 2015

Keep reading for complete artist list, and an exclusive preview of some of the works that will be on display…
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ARBE x FISH x VERSUS: Arrive Strive Thrive ~ Dec. 2014

This project presents ARBE FISHE and VERSUS in the performance of graffiti art murals as collaborative products and is captured as a simultaneous narrative of image and sound.

The composition and arrangement of the pieces reflect the artists’ techniques. What emerges is an unfiltered but rhythmic visual identity that both provokes and subdues the senses.

The current project pays homage to the previous traveling exhibition SURVIVE. Last year, our journey took us from New Orleans to Detroit to Oakland. This year, we join our mural productions spanning Newark, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, culminating with a gallery exhibition this December in the artists’ hometown of Los Angeles.

Visit superviveredesign.com for more details about this upcoming exhibition and other videos of there recent journey through the United States. Stay connected with @superviveredesign on Instagram.

Video: Daytime Pasting with Mear One

LA TACO’s Erwin Recinos was recently invited on a daytime wheat pasting run with artist Mear One. Driving through downtown Los Angeles, Mear hit spots in Chinatown and Little Tokyo, pasting some different works, including his “Freedom for Humanity” poster that has now been released by 1XRUN as an exclusive 20 x 27 inch 14-color screen print (click here). Here’s a quote from Mear about his latest release:

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Recap: Scumnasty Strikes Back ~ Stone Malone Gallery

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“Scumnasty Strikes Back” is the latest show at Stone Malone Gallery featuring the work of the artist Cristian “SMEAR” Gheorghiu. Smear has been featured in numerous group and solo shows throughout Los Angeles, and we’ve watched his style grow and evolve through the years. His distinct style of painting and unique approach to life is on display in the video “Smear: My SoCal Art History” on Youtube. Check it out at the end of this post, and dive more into what has inspired Smear as an artist and person.
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Los Angeles Street Art, As Captured in November of 2014 by The Graffiti Hunter

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Our friend The Graffiti Hunter, maker of bespoke art cards he leaves in hidden locations, shares this photo essay of recent art up in the streets of Los Angeles. Please enjoy this visual tour of LA graffiti and street art from November, 2014.

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Recap: “All Day I Dream About Stripes” Kevin Lyons x Jean André x Adidas Original ~ HVW8

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Saturday night was the opening of HVW8‘s much anticipated collaboration with Adidas Original and world renowned artists Kevin Lyons and Jean André. The focal point was the André and Lyons’ versions of classic Adidas shoes. André’s used a monochromatic color scheme with shoes that looked like they were dipped in Krink Ink, and indeed he used Krink as part of his installation. The fine details that went into each shoe and their placement within the gallery positioned them as works of art themselves. Lyon’s shoes showcased his signature love of bright, bold colors. Each of his designs was more vibrant than the next, and looked like it had come out of an artist’s studio.

The walls inside HVW8 had new works from both artists which further explored their favorite motifs, designs, and obsessions. The gallery has a huge back lounge where you can usually find the artists mingling with the crowd on opening night, and on this occasion there was also free beer, which kept everyone warm and close. The back wall was covered in characters drawn by Lyon and this ended up being the spot where everyone wanted to post up and take photos. Group after group snapped the mural and their friends in front of it– Instagram must have blown up that night with Lyon’s clever designs. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by to catch some of the evening, click the link for a complete gallery…

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