Photography: Brandon ShigetaEven though Banksy stepped through MOCA as “The Artist Who Will Not Be Named”, It was pretty obvious which artist was occupying an entire room that consisted of all manners of sociopolitical satire and tom foolery. Whats even more interesting, is that even though he is in the exhibition, there must have been some sort of confidentiality/secrecy agreement. How so? Banksy’s
If you’re familiar with graffiti, you’re most likely more than familiar with the sacred street manuscript that is Subway Art. And if you’re up on Subway Art then you know who Martha Cooper is. Along with Henry Chalfant, she is quite possibly one of the most pertinent cultural catalysts of our time. Even outside of Subway Art her Hood Pass is certified and definitely lifetime, as she has been capturi
While we’re still waiting on a final and confirmed list of MOCA artist, we DO know that legendary LA writer turned tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon will be on deck. Right beside him will be his Infamous Ice Cream Truck. If you look up the word custom auto in a dictionary the image above should be right next to it. This thing is bonkers. Shouts out to LA TACO. Visual lowdown after the jump.
If you’ve been following our MOCA: Art in the Streets coverage, don’t think for one second think that all all the participating artists from LA and NYC. Rep comes by way of South America, The UK, and now the South Coast of the US is on deck. Coming through with the flavor that savors, Miami’s Smash74 and ATL’s own Dr. Dax aka @snortthis collaboration. Looking for a well rounded presence of art
It’s quite obvious that Roger Gastman is having the best year ever. Since closing the pages of his low brow pop-culture mag “While You Were Sleeping” he’s become almost a don, with a heavy hand in several of the biggest graffiti related topics to date. MOCA: Art in the Streets and The History of American Graffiti, both of which bear his signature from top to bottom.
And here it is, just like we predicted. At the beginning of 2011 we saw Futura 2000 gunning the gate with full speed. For us, the collaborations with Clarks and 12ozProphet were dead giveaways that there was about to be something big. Featured as one of the top tier artists at “Art in the Streets“, he’s now gearing up forÂ his first solo exhibition since Odyssey Two in Berlin back in 2009, Futura h
It seems like the countdown to MOCA‘s upcoming Art in the Streets Exhibition began like 10 years ago as the anticipation is building worldwide. As well it should, seeing as though it’s one of the largest most relevant street art exhibitions to date.