Monthly Archives: February 2011

Artist Max Neutra ~ Vote: Art Battles

The Angeleno artist ~ Max Neutra ~ has an opportunity to participate in the upcoming Art Battles event and needs everyone’s help in landing him a spot, by clicking on and voting for him.

Thanks in advance, and oogle his video below ~

Hello –

I’m in a competition. If I get enough votes, I would win a chance to go paint for 6 weeks in Spain and France for a cool group called Art Battles.

It’s really easy to vote actually. All you have to do is go to this link ~

~ and click the plus sign next to “vote for this artist”. People can vote once a day, so encourage people to vote again each day. We have only until Friday to win this!

I hope you are happy and healthy and doing great!


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Motion Pixer AJL ~ Artist Thank You X

Artist AJL and Motion Pixer in his own right, has been documenting his fellow artists ~ as they bomb Los Angeles streets ~ at night. When recession-survivors, corporate über-staffers and coke-benders sleep off their worries, AJL captures his colleagues and their escapades ~ exhibiting art on the streets.

And now you can oogle AJL documentary vids ~ and enjoy artist Thank You X highlight.

To oogle AJL vids-slash-stills, visit

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Radiohead ~ Lotus Flower [Music Video]

The UK band ~ Radiohead ~ premieres spanky new Lotus Flower video off their forthcoming album ~ The King of Limbs. The lead singer Thom Yorke dances in the black-and-white video choreographed by Wayne McGregor, shot by Nick Wood and directed by Garth Jennings.

The King Of Limbs is available online now @ and will be released in stores on Monday, March 28. To oogle more Radiohead deets ~ visit

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Die Posers Die! ~ The Nonconformist @ Exhibit A

The Exhibit A Gallery curators Richard Villa and Tony Alva are exhibiting the works of artists-slash-skaters ~ Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Jake Brown, Mike Vallely, Chris Pastras, Jason Adams, Mimi Knoop, Steve Olson, Clint Peterson and Steve Caballero ~ Die Posers Die! ~ The Nonconformist. The opening reception occurs on Saturday, February 26 at 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

Die Posers Die! ~ The Nonconformist is curated by Catharina Pedersen and tunes with musicians Keith Morris and Riki Rachtman. The exhibit is an invite-only, so RSVP @

Exhibit A

Exhibit A is located at 1086 South Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles [California] 90019 @ 323.954.7295.

Update ~ New Die Posers Die tee-shirts, events photos, videos and deets on Die Posers Die: The Nonconformist @

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[Artist] Desire Obtain Cherish ~ 1st Look Videos

The artist and music-er Desire Obtain Cherish creates two street pieces ~ the conversion of [director] George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau billboard into Desire Obtain Cherish moniker and bombing Winston St. and Los Angeles St. ~ Who Needs A Gallery When I Can Paint Here For Free ~ in [downtown] Los Angeles.

I’ve been trailing Obtain street art and ‘ve shot ‘roids of their work, and here’s to RR kiddies oogling ’em as well.

You can oogle Desire Obtain Cherish @

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Curtis Kulig ~ Love Me @ The Standard

Artist Curtis Kulig painted a Love Me mural at The Standard Hotel in Downtown location with the assistant of legendary skater and artist Steve Olson. The Love Me mural installation is located on 6th Street in Downtown Los Angeles and enjoy the behind-the-scene vid ~ below.

The vid was shot by artist Skullphone and laced with the track ~ Somebody To Love Me ~ by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. You can oogle Kulig’s pixes @, Olson’s DIE POSERS DIE ~ The Nonconformist @ Exhibit A and Skullphone’s art @

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THIS [Los Angeles] ~ Stolen Art: Help!

Hello friends ~ We have some very unfortunate and sad news and we need your help to solve it. Last night towards the end of our These Friends opening someone stole a piece off the wall and bolted out the front door. It was Jason Lee’s one of a kind 8×10 Polaroid of the late Dennis Hopper. The artist is putting up a $25,000 dollar reward to anyone who brings it back to us. This is a very sentimental one of a kind piece for obvious reasons. The thief can come forward anonymously and charges won’t be pressed against him. Please get the word out and help us get Jason’s art back.

Jason Lee

You can call us @ 323.747.5301 and/or email with any information. All the info is here ~

Thanks. [THIS Los Angeles] 5906 N. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles [California] 90042.

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The History of American Graffiti ~ Roger Gastman & Caleb Neelon

The History of American Graffiti ~ co-written by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon ~ drops on Tuesday, April 5. The Harper Design book traces the roots of an explosive and influential art form, from its its early freight trains days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia to its modern-day influences.

Harper Design

The History of American Graffiti is packed with over one thousand photographs—the majority of which have never before been seen—from more than two hundred photographers, most of whom also created the artwork. The authors have spent the better part of the last four years interviewing key figures in the graffiti world throughout America—from the bedrock cities of New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles to more than twenty metropolitan hotspots, including Chicago, Boston, Miami, New Orleans, San Diego, and Seattle. Approximately 90 percent of the art in this book has never been published, and was sourced directly from the artists who lived the scene, giving the book a raw street vibe as authentic as the history it documents.

The foreword is by legendary graffiti artist, TAKI 183. Considered one of the founding fathers of the graffiti arts movement, TAKI 183 has never before contributed writing to any book or media article on the subject. 2011 marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1971 New York Times article written on TAKI 183, “TAKI 183 Spawns Pen Pals,” that ignited the movement in New York City and cast TAKI 183 as the world’s first famous graffiti artist.

Despite many small niche titles catering to graffiti’s practitioners, there has never been a comprehensive and accessible book that details the full history ~ from the 1800s to the present day ~ of American graffiti. The History of American Graffiti is unlike anything ever published before on the subject. It is the category game-changer and the ultimate word on the medium as told from the artists who created it. ~ Angelique Groh [Charm School].

You can obtain deets @

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George Thompson x David Choe @ Known Gallery

Artists George Thompson [Ewok] and David Choe are laying it down real with their upcoming show ~ Revisionist History at Known Gallery with an opening reception on Saturday, February 19 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The Revisionist History shall remain on view until Saturday, March 12. George Thompson discusses the theme of the exhibition ~

Willie T ~ Known Gallery

In the adjacent room, there’ll be new works by David Choe as well, which’ll be must-haves for all collectors. You can still oogle Keegan Gibbs ~ Open Space ~ exhibition currently at Known Gallery.

Known Gallery

Known Gallery is rooted at 441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles [California ~ 90036] @ 310.860.6263. For deets on art works ~ visit or

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Art Project ~ Powered By Google

Check out the behind-the-scene footage of Art Project powered by Google. Enjoy the short video below –

The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums. Powered by a broad, connected suite of Google technologies, the world’s great works of art and museums are now within reach to an unprecedented global audience.

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