Taking a break from the bullsh*t and the beefs, The UK king of street swing Banksy’s step back from graffiti / street art, and drops a hilarious “documentary” centered around the history of contemporary pranking. [Read more...]
Mike Giant (Giant One) talks candidly about a current situation going in San Fran with a toy who’s name we won’t mention. “He’s a TOY and he’s gotta be stopped.” Every now and again you have to take it back to the bricks. Simple rules of engagement. We loose sight of these things due to the innanets. Dope video all day. (via LayLo, welcome back) [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I rolled into Miami on a Friday evening to produce a private event @ 10PM. Had to be on the road back to ATL by Sunday morning, so there was no time to waste. Caught the Puma Clyde Launch @ShoeGallery, From there headed to the Mandarin Hotel for the event, which ended way later than expected. Finally called it a wrap @ 4:30 am and headed back to the JW Marriot to cool out. @ 5:30 AM left Marriot, destination, Miami’s Design District.
To catch a glimpse of the works by West Coast duo Retna & El Mac, on a computer screen is one thing. To stand directly in front of one their productions is almost an experience. Simply put, Their combined styles of art and West Coast flavor create nothing short of visual monoliths. This video by I Am Los Angeles / Joris Debeij, captures the duo at various stages of a major production for an unnamed LA County School. [Read more...]
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 name wasn’t listed anywhere on any MOCA collateral. To round round it out, when Jeffery Deitch introduced Banksy’s massive stained glass window, he didn’t mention the artist. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]