While in Venice Beach to check out the “European Bailout” show at Post No Bills, noticed the street art by some of my favorite artists…
Last night, I stopped by the opening party for the much-hyped MOCA show, Art in the Streets…
It seemed like it was the event of the night… parking was very hard to come by, and the place was packed, disgustingly packed. Because of the crowds, my friends and I didn’t stay too long. I was able to do a quick walkthrough of the exhibit before the heat and repeated violations of personal space got to be too much…. From what I saw though, it definitely looked like a great show. My friends and I are going to come back later………….
Met up with some grad school friends, and caught the closing of Larry Yust’s show at the Fowler Museum, which happens to be on the UCLA campus. Being a holiday weekend, we scored and got free parking too.
A funny talk by one of my favorite artists. Insightful.
Contemporary artist and graffiti legend Steve Powers talks about his creative journey and the process and thinking behind Love Letter – arguably the longest love story ever written: a 20 block long grafitti ballad painted across West Philadelphia’s rooftops and walls.
In the area, Sooj and I stopped by Lazarides’ pop-up gallery in Beverly Hills to take in David Choe’s Nothing to Declare exhibit. It was one of the most talked about shows this year. Myself, I thought the works on display were pretty spectacular.
Choe is one of my favorite artists. I don’t know him personally, but I get that he’s a pretty straight up, no bullshit kind of guy, living life on his terms.
In honor of Banksy’s latest film playing in the city, I’d like to share a photo (credit goes to some guy off of flickr) of one of my favorite works from him.
This finely preserved example of primitive art dates from the Post-Catatonic era.
The artist responsible is known to have created a substantial body of work across South East of England under the moniker Banksymus Maximus but little else is known about him.
Most art of this type has unfortunately not survived. The majority is destroyed by zealous municipal officials who fail to recognise the artistic merit and historical value of daubing on walls.
It was originally unveiled to the public in 2005 at the British Museum. You can read about it >>here<<. LOL.