Wednesday, April 30, 2008

LA VS WAR Pictures Part 2

Here is the 2nd set of photos from the LA vs WAR art event held in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Related:
LA vs WAR Pictures Part 1
LA vs WAR Pictures Part 3
LA vs WAR live painting

Monday, April 28, 2008

LA VS WAR Pictures Part 1

LA vs WAR gave LA artists a platform to exercise their freedom of speech and able to comment on the war. Hundreds of artists representing Los Angeles' diverse communities united in delivering a universal message of peace and understanding, and offering resistance and opposition to the US government's war policies.

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Related:
LA vs WAR Pictures Part 2
LA vs WAR Pictures Part 3
LA vs WAR live painting

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Saber Billboard Greetings from the Occupation


This morning I was treated to an amazing billboard done by Saber. The billboard is on La Cienega Blvd, a few blocks south from Pico Blvd on the way to the 10 Freeway.
Saber Billboard
The left side of the billboard has a picture of a soldier dressed as a clown. To the right of it says "Greetings from the Occupation" and under it says: "Wish You Weren't Here." To the right of it there is a Saber piece.
Saber Billboard



It is a really impressive billboard. I don't expect it to stay up long so I urge you take a look if you are in the neighborhood.

Update: Video showing Saber paint the billboard

Monday, April 21, 2008

Piece of Mind Los Angeles Premier Review

Piece of Mind Screen

Piece of Mind Fine Arts Theatre
After the movie two things came to mind. I want more! And.. When can I get my hands on the DVD?

We attended the Los Angeles Premier of Piece of Mind on Sunday, April 20, 2008. The movie was part of the Los Angeles United Film Festival. The movie was shown to what looked like a sold-out theater.
Piece of Mind Waiting in Line

We were treated to 2 short films before the showing: Revolution, a music video highlighting civil rights. And, Memoirs of a Smoker which gave us a glimpse into the life of a drug addict, Deantre Conner.
Piece of Mind Theater

Piece of Mind follows the lives of 4 Los Angeles graffiti artists: Augs, Yoink, Char and Paste. This is a well done, well directed and really well scored movie. The quality is on par with mainstream movies.

I was blown away by the amazing live action footage. We are shown painting on Billboards, Freeways and Rooftops. We also get to see some legal walls being painted. I would love to get my hands on the extra footage that was cut or did not make the movie.

The movie features commentary from all four artists. The movie also shows the viewpoints of the other side. The viewpoints of the non-graffiti world include defense attorney, Carey Caruso, (whom I saw watching the movie), Paul Racs, Director from the Office of Community Beautification and Father Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries.

Piece of Mind Interview
(Directors Keegan Gibbs, Evan Romoff and producer Andy Fiedler)

I truly enjoyed the movie and I recommend it to both fans of graffiti and those wanting to learn about the Los Angeles graffiti scene.
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