Posts tagged: Los Angeles
This striking political poster was also spotted last week on Fairfax Avenue, nestled among lots of commercial ad posters along a vacant lot.
It’s an image of Hugh Grant, the CEO and chairman of agribusiness giant Monsanto, which makes all kinds of pesticides, genetically-modified pesticide-resistant seeds and more that have sparked endless controversy.
The crossed-out eyes of the bees in the background likely are a reference to environmentalist concerns that some of those Monsanto products are contributing to the disappearance of millions of bees across North America, in what’s been termed Colony Collapse Syndrome. Remarkable piece of political art.
More stencils and stickers from the Fairfax District in Los Angeles. Lots of “Be Curious" stickers along the street. It makes a perfectly fabulous motto for a journalist sort to keep in mind (or, really, anyone else making their way through this ever-so-interesting world).
And much as I like that sticker (particularly this one wrapped over the top of a parking meter) I think of these I like the sticker in the middle photo that repeatedly says “She’s allergic to cats.” Couldn’t really say why, though.
Stencils spotted last week on the sidewalks of L.A.’s Fairfax district, which has transformed, at least partly, from a very old-school district of Jewish butcher shops and delis and markets and non-profits to a seemingly endless array of hip shops selling pricey urban-focused sneakers, clothes and hats. When did this happen?
Part of what seems to come with the shift is an endless array of bits of street art, mostly stencils like these two and lots and lots of stickers, but also some other stuff.
Tristan Eaton mural at night… #dtla #losangeles #la #artsdistrict #ilovela #tristaneaton #streetart #graffiti #peoplewatching #streetphotography
Tag detail #graf #graffiti #streetart #lagraffiti #losangeles #trainyard #ilovela #tag #wildstyle #icrcrew
The name says it all CANT BE STOPPED #cbs #cbscrew #cantbestopped #losangelesgraffiti #murdawallz
Pull that hat DOWN…
Spotted this terrific work on a utility box in the Beachwood Canyon area of Hollywood, by an artist with an unpronounceable name (see that last photo to reach him/her). Really nice stuff, just across the street from the Scientologists’ Celeb Chateau. Classin’ up the neighborhood.
L.A. native son and super awesome street artist REVOK returns home this weekend to sign his new book of work at MOCA’s store. If you’re a fan, please note they’ll have only 200 copies of the individually spray-painted books available, which doesn’t seem very sporting but I suppose is understandable. Arrive early if you’re serious about his work. Here’s what MOCA sent out:
Made In Detroit by REVOK Book Signing
The MOCA Store at Grand Avenue
Saturday, January 4, 3-5pm
REVOK is undoubtedly one of the most renowned graffiti writers on the planet. Although he’s originally from Los Angeles and has traveled the world over, in his adopted hometown of Detroit, this gifted artist has been re-energized and has found grist for an entirely new form. In this new body of work, REVOK’s fantastic assemblages are comprised of found materials from abandoned houses and buildings from throughout Detroit. Made in Detroit documents these colorfully textured 3D collages and contrasts the new thrust of REVOK’s artistic output against a background that cuts to the very soul of this enigmatic place. The artist will sign copies of the limited edition, individually spray painted book in-store at MOCA Grand Avenue.
164 Pages, Paperback, 8.5” x 11”, ISBN: 978-1-58423-552-1, $29.95
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Very fun fake street sign posted next to a VERY busy intersection in the middle of Los Angeles, a little south of mid-Wilshire and Hollywood, I guess, next to a Mexican joint that probably isn’t as good as 800 other Mexican joints in town. This is street art at a very high level to my mind.
This buffalo head bikini girl pasteup was on a piece of plywood at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles months ago. Finally got around to posting it. Great piece, I think.