Posts tagged street art

From our new favorite magazine, Very Nearly Almost, Issue 24.

From our new favorite magazine, Very Nearly Almost, Issue 24.

To The Mattresses!
Marco Zamora’s 6th Street Mural at The Standard, Downtown LA

To The Mattresses!

Marco Zamora’s 6th Street Mural at The Standard, Downtown LA

Simply Sequential 

Artist Erin Garcia walks us through the mathematics behind his current installation at The Standard, Downtown LA.

John Knuth is the latest 6th Street Mural artist. 
John Knuth, “Faded Siren #2”, 4 1/2 x 3 3/8in, polaroid, 2013

John Knuth is the latest 6th Street Mural artist. 

John Knuth, “Faded Siren #2”, 4 1/2 x 3 3/8in, polaroid, 2013

'E.P.S.T' (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) by Hannah Stouffer - the new mural in front of The Standard, Downtown LA. 
Photos by David Broach

'E.P.S.T' (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) by Hannah Stouffer - the new mural in front of The Standard, Downtown LA. 

Photos by David Broach

By Hanna Stouffer - the new 6th Street mural artist at The Standard, Downtown LA

By Hanna Stouffer - the new 6th Street mural artist at The Standard, Downtown LA

By Hanna Stouffer - the new 6th Street mural artist at The Standard, Downtown LA

By Hanna Stouffer - the new 6th Street mural artist at The Standard, Downtown LA

JR: Blow Up on Nowness.com.

Kind of a big deal.  Watch Matt Black’s profile of French artist (and Standard Press subject) JR. 

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JR: Blow-Up

The renegade artist spreads his work around the globe in filmmaker Matt Black’s latest portrait

GRAPHIC OF THE DAY: A Flow Chart That Proves Street Art is Fine Art

GRAPHIC OF THE DAY: A Flow Chart That Proves Street Art is Fine Art

WeHo Library Murals are a Triple Threat

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.