Herakut “With Our Thoughts We Make The World” New Mural In Los Angeles
Museum of Contamporary Art, “Art in the Streets” Exhibition
17. April 2011 – 08. August 2011
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3007, USA
The aim of this exhibition is to examine the history of street art and graffiti and to show how an underground form of expression that began in the 1970s became what it is today…a major art movement! Art in the Streets will show installations by 50 artists including some of the legends of the movement like Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos and JR.
Os Gemeos, Untitled, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009, photo by Ignacio Aronovich/LOST ART
LEE, Lion’s Den, Lower East Side, New York City, 1980, photo by Martha Cooper
Mister Cartoon, 1963 International Ice Cream Truck, 2010, Urethane enamel candy painted freehand on truck by Mister Ctoons, photo by Estevan Oriol
Wild Style mural by Zephyr, Revolt, Sharp, 1983; front: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift; second row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink; back: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp, directed by Charlie Ahearn, photo by Martha Cooper
LA MART (entire 2nd floor). “Temporary Metropolis”, a Show by D*FACE and MEAR ONE
6th May – 14th May
Opening 6th May 7:00 pm
1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, USA
Temporary Metropolis will be presented by The BritWeek Art Program in collaboration with L.A. ART MACHINE as a landmark art installation by world-renowned street artists D*FACE (UK) and MEAR ONE (US) with support from additional british and american artists.
Utilizing approximately 20,000 square-feet within a historic warehouse in downtown Los Angeles and working across all media (sculpture, digital media, paintings, prints, performance, etc. ) the artists will create a no-holds-barred urban experience. The exhibition will be created out of found objects and recycled material, as the artists embrace the decaying and discarded as a new creative world of possibilities.
David Choe’s returns to LA after a six-year hiatus from exhibiting in his old stomping ground. The extremely prolific Choe has been hard at work creating new paintings, drawings, and sculptures for the 8,000 sq ft space in Beverly Hills.
Driven by an unquenchable thirst for life, Choe saps every possible drop of experience – good or bad – out of his tremendous adventures. From incarceration in a Tokyo jail to hitchhiking down the Mississippi River via paddleboat, freight train hopping city to city and hunting for dinosaurs in the Congo jungle, David weaves these encounters into his work projecting a dramatic and fantastical, often sexually explicit, vision of the world.
As one of the most technically proficient artists around today, no media is left untouched. Utilizing a combination of spray paint, oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and urine, Choe works his magic on wood, cardboard, polyurethane and canvas. From the artist who first exhibited in an ice-cream parlor, expect no less than a sensory melting pot of life seen through his eyes.
David Choe: Nothing to declare
Opening: Friday April 23, 2010
Exhibition Runs: April 23 – May 23, 2010
Location: 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210
Located Broadway just south of 9th street.
More pics here
Carmichael Gallery just announced The L.A. case, an exhibition of new works on canvas by German artist case. This is case’s first US solo exhibition and the second time he has exhibited at Carmichael Gallery.
case’s new body of work references imagery from elaborate, self-staged photo shoots using spray paint on canvas. Combining exacting technical expertise with an innovative hint of liberation and irony, he investigates the parallels that exist between the conflicting states of convention and controversy, manipulating beauty in a dark, thrilling and provocative manner.
case is widely recognized as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world. His groundbreaking technique, detailed in the book Ma’Claim: Photorealistic Graffiti, Falk Lehmann and Steffen Petermann, Publikat Verlags und Handels GmbH and Co. KG, Germany, 2006, has set new standards and established a strong international collector base and fan network.
Born in Erfurt, Germany, in 1979, case has exhibited his fine art in galleries in the UK, Germany and US. He achieved his Diploma in Art Restoration and Conservation from Erfurt University Of Applied Sciences. case is also a founding member of graffiti crew Ma’Claim, a group of artists renowned throughout the world for their striking photorealistic murals. He currently lives and works in Frankfurt.
Watch case create one of the pieces for the show in a great video here.
Featuring new works by:
Plus a group show featuring:
Ado Jahic, Bo130, Brooke Reidt, Chris Bourke, Christopher Lambert, Dave The Chimp., El Gato Chimney,
Faith 47, Galo, Guillaume Desmarets, Jon Bugerman, KuKula, Laundry and Limbo, Microbo, Morcky, SheOne, Stefan Strumbel,
Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre), Tim Biskup, Vincent Skoglund, Will Barras, & more to be confirmed
Runs 08-14-09 through 09-04-09