Friday, January 30, 2009

Atlas Permanent Los Angeles Graffiti Freeway Spot

I finally was able to get a picture of this insane permanent spot. It is on the Pasadena Freeway going south. It is painted on the overpass on the inside wall. (See pics of the outside wall by 82er and Yerba) When the city buffs the outside wall the workers leave the inside wall alone thinking that it is not visible. However, when traffic is bad you can get a nice glimpse of this driving under it.
Atlas CBS Freeway Overpass
Atlas CBS Pasadena Freeway

Atlas CBS Freeway Overpass
Atlas CBS Pasadena Freeway (zoom)

Related
Another Atlas Masterpiece
Lacma Graffiti Picture: Atlas CBS
Lost - Graffiti in the City of Angels

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Great Idea - Steal someone else's Art and Sell It

I have a great idea. Street art is in. People are buying this stuff. Hm. I cannot take Shepard Fairey's art, it will be too obvious. I know what to do! I will go to Downtown Los Angeles and take some photographs of some cool wheatpastes. I will make a lame collage out of it and sell it to Crate and Barrel's hip CB2 store.

If you think this is a far fetched idea, you would be wrong! "Artist", Parvez Taj did exactly that. He created a print from the artwork of artists Brandy Flower, Shawn McKinney, and Shark Toof. The print is being sold at CB2. He even has the nerve of signing these prints. I contacted Parvez Taj for his comments, but of course, to date I have not gotten a reply.

Thanks to Gabe from The Status Faction for the heads up on this story. The artists' images are courtesy of Hit+Run.
LA Dreamin
LA Dreamin' Print by Parvez Taj on CB2's website

LA Dreamin
LA Dreamin' on Travertine by Parvez Taj (found in his list of products)

LA Dreamin
Shark Toof on Bamboo sold by Parvez Taj (found in his list of products)

LA Dreamin
Hank Williams by Shawn McKinney (this appears in Taj's print)

LA Dreamin
LA vsWAR by Brandy Flower (this appears in Taj's print)

LA Dreamin
Shark Toof wheatpastes (this appears in Taj's print)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tsunami 2 - Barcelona Subway Graffiti

Tsuanmi 2
Tsunami 2 follows the TSK Crew and others as they paint in Barcelona and other subway systems across Europe. In North American Tsunami 2 is exclusively available from Oink Art Ltd.



LA Writer Spotlight: DAHM STP - Part 2

Graffiti is an extreme sport practiced by many. Just like in any sport, there are only a few that excel. Dahm is one of the few that mastered the art of spray painting. These are some of his new works from late 2008 to 2009. For full color freeway spots and one of the nicest Batman billboard check out part 1.

Dahm STP
Dahm STP and Koder CULT CSD

Dahm STP
Dahm STP in Skid Row Los Angeles

Dahm STP
Dahm STP and Argon

Dahm STP
Dahm STP (Zoom)

Dahm STP
Dahm STP and Argon "Just decoratin' for the holidays"

Dahm STP
Dahm STP

Dahm STP
Dahm STP, Zwik CDP K2S, Argon

Dahm STP
Dahm STP, Jutes SPV

Dahm STP
Dahm STP (Zoom)

Dahm STP
Dahm STP

Dahm STP
Dahm STP and Limoe

Dahm STP
Dahm STP (Zoom)

Dahm STP
Celos SPV and Dahm STP

Dahm STP
Dahm STP - Metro Link

Dahm STP
Dahm STP - Soto Yard

Related
LA Writer Spotlight: DAHM STP - Part 1

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Risk WCA on Vimby

Risk WCA on Vimby
Thanks to Pauline from Vimby for the video.

Filmed in Los Angeles, graffiti legend Risk talks about his life as a graffiti artist. There is also footage from his solo show Twenty-Six held in Santa Monica last December. Also interviewed in the video are Estevan Oriol, Roger Gastman, and Wise.




Related
Risk - Twenty-Six Opening Night
Risk Interview Part 1
Risk Interview Part 2
Risk - Los Angeles Graffiti Veteran
LA Meets New York - Cope2 DVD Release
Rest in Peace Rival WCA

Monday, January 26, 2009

Fight Graffiti with Graffiti

English Laundry's rooftop on Melrose in Los Angeles was getting painted with illegal graffiti on a regular basis.

So instead of constantly buffing the rooftop, English Laundry enlisted some graffiti talent to paint the rooftop. Genius! Most graffiti artists will respect the work of other talented graffiti artists. Problem solved!

English Laundry

Siez + Klipr MTA and Acur KWS (Photo courtesy of KiiD G@B3)

English Laundry
Siez + Klipr MTA and Acur KWS (Zoom)

English Laundry
Chops + Egoh DOH and Acur KWS (Photo courtesy of KiiD G@B3)

English Laundry
Chops + Egoh DOH and Acur KWS (Zoom)

English Laundry
Skofer (Skof) and others

English Laundry
Skofer (Skof) and others (Zoom)

English Laundry
English Laundry by Snoe, Gozer, Plek, Thanx CBS WAI

English Laundry
English Laundry by Snoe, Gozer, Plek, Thanx CBS WAI (Zoom)

English Laundry
Gozer (Zoom)

English Laundry
Thanx (Zoom)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tank Lokus - Downtown Los Angeles

This piece was done in 2007 and still stands strong after being up over a year.
Tank Lokus Downtown Los Angeles
Tank NBC LTS + Lokus LTS

Tank Lokus Downtown Los Angeles
Tank NBC LTS (Detail)

Tank Lokus Downtown Los Angeles
Lokus LTS (Detail)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jaw in Santa Monica

A new year, a new graffiti character by Jaw. This one is on the Westside - in Santa Monica. Thanks to Vic from The Crazy Robertson for the pictures.
Jaw Character in Santa Monica
Jaw JDI in Santa Monica

Jaw Character in Santa Monica
Jaw JDI - "Tired of Being Stepped on Son"

Related:
Another Jaw Billboard
Jaw Strikes Again

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Grovt Skadeverk 2

Grovt Skadeverk 2
Graffiti is worldwide! Wherever you travel in the world from Europe to Japan, graffiti is always present.

Grovt Skadeverk 2 is an all out subway graffiti video from Norway. Here is a small teaser. The DVD is available from Oink.


Skate All Cities on Vimby

Skate All Cities (SAC) on Vimby
Thanks to Pauline from Vimby for the video.

Filmed in Los Angeles, Ricks from Skate All Cities (SAC) is featured on this video. He paints a large Skate All Cities with rollers and spray paint. He also discusses the history of SAC.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Non-Stop Los Angeles Freeway Graffiti

Can of spraypaint - check. Gloves - check. Backpack - check. Balls of steel - check. You are now ready to bomb the freeways.
Coas JPL
Coas JPL

CFD
CFD

CFD
CFD (ZOOM)

2Late
2Late

Buer
Buer

DTC
DTC

JPL
JPL

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Atlas Masterpiece

Atlas, the undisputed champion of graffiti letters painted this in 2008 on Melrose.

Atlas
Atlas CBS

Related
Lacma Graffiti Picture: Atlas CBS
Lost - Graffiti in the City of Angels
.
Previous Next
Related Posts with Thumbnails