Posts tagged street art
Kind of a big deal. Watch Matt Black’s profile of French artist (and Standard Press subject) JR.
The renegade artist spreads his work around the globe in filmmaker Matt Black’s latest portrait
West Hollywood, home of The Sunset Strip and the illustrious Standard, Hollywood is getting a new library. We know what you’re thinking, a new library is nice and all but whoopty doo. Listen, we wouldn’t bring it up if it weren’t awesome. Trust.
The WeHo library (along with providing fine literature and computer sign up sheets to the residents of West Hollywood) is also the home of three new murals. The first is by renowned artist Kenny Scharf.
(Detail of Kenny Scharf’s Mural at the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of Arrested Motion)
The second mural was tackled by street artist extraordinaire RETNA:
(RETNA’s Mural at the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of The Avenues)
The third mural by Shepard Fairey is still in the early stages but looks like it’s going to be supa dope, too. Impressively, the mural is being done entirely by stencil.
(The new Shepard Fairey mural going up on the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of MOCA Los Angeles.)
Isn’t it nice to see a city embrace street art instead of taking it down? Oh yeah, for anyone looking to get a head start on those public computer sign up sheets, the West Hollywood Library is scheduled to open later this fall.
A few weeks ago (as some of you might remember) LA-based artist Skullphone took over the 6th Street Mural at The Standard, Downtown LA and the box at The Standard, Hollywood. Both pieces look great and everything was hunky dory until we took a peek at surveillance footage from the parking garage in Hollywood.
GASP! Is that? No it can’t be. But who else…? After a lot of playful finger pointing and one scheming smile in particular, we all hugged and made up. After all, it makes the parking garage look a little cooler, no?
With all the hard feelings long behind us, The Standard Hollywood and LA Record invite you to celebrate Skullphone’s (ahem, sanctioned) installations with us at The Standard, Hollywood this Thursday at 8 PM. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see you there!
OakOak is a very special artist. He tends to see things on the street, then he animates them. Take a look at his other smart ass works at oakoak.
Today’s graphic is a wonderfully complicated attempt to breakdown the evolution of graffiti and street art. We’re still a little confused ourselves but we can’t stop trying to decipher what the hell it all means? Maybe MOCA’s Art in the Streets was onto something after all?
“Overwhelming” was how the crowd described the hotly-anticipated preview of MOCA’s ”Art in the Streets” exhibit in Los Angeles. From old school flavor (Dondi, Futura, Lady Pink) to archive madness (Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, SAMO) Jeffrey Deitch and fellow curators Aaron Rose and Roger Gastman must surely be beaming with pride this morning from the rave reviews. And rightly so.
(Andre was all over the bathroom)
Highlights included French artist Andre’s contribution - LOVE GRAFFITI splashed across the women’s bathroom - as well as Ed Templeton’s black and white portrait wall, installations by ESPO, REAS, Mr. Cartoon and of course some Standard artists like Eric Haze, Geoff McFetridge, KAWS and Lady Aiko. Even NeckFace made his mark by posing as a homeless drunk within the shadows of his installation corner.
We’re sorta obsessed every time Blu creates one of his stop motion short films. He’s been makin’ them for a few years now. Here is one he created last year, 2009, in collaboration with David Ellis. This one sort of repeats itself towards the end in a glitch-like Matrix ending. To see more of his work, go to BluBlu.org.