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LA Special: Images of the Week 04.17.11

Posted on April 17, 2011

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It’s been a hot week in Los Angeles for the Brooklyn set, this much warmth and sun consecutively is unsettling for cold northerners accustomed to six months of winter and unbearable cold. The hundreds of museum goers who are lined up to enter the MOCA “Art in the Streets” show this morning mark the end of official events over the last week as well as the private  openings, events, and walls that popped up everywhere.

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This weeks interview with the streets is largely an interview with Daniel Lahoda, an Angelino who has procured walls for visiting and local street artists in a few neighborhoods of the city since 2009. With no membership fee or admission, everyone is able to see the work of a whole lot of street artists where it was originated thanks to his organizational and diplomatic skills and his vision. We were very fortunate to receive a personal tour of the walls from Daniel over the course of a couple of days, including the gargantuan piece finished this week by Dabs & Myla with How & Nosm and the still fresh 42nd LA Free Wall as it was being completed by Street Artist Aiko. Since so many artists were in town for the general craziness, expect to see some new walls going up shortly that will thrill and delight.

So here’s this weeks interview with the street featuring Aiko, Augustine Kofie, CA, Carl Rauschenbach, Crayola, Dabs & Myla, David Flores, DFace, X, Herakut, How & Nosm, JR, Kid Zoom, M-City, Nomade, Philip Lumbang, Ripo, Roa, Saber, and Shepard Fairey.

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Street Artist Aiko repels the punishing sun with a big hat while working on this stencil she created in honor of the people of Japan during the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami as well as to her friend Martha Cooper who shot the original image it is based on. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aiko (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The completed piece by Aiko (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The original image by Martha Cooper that Aiko based her stencil piece from (photo © Martha Cooper)

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Local quartet Nomade have a few pretty strong mixed media pieces around town. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nomade (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Two LA favorites Saber on the left and Augustine Kofie on the right (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Saber. Detail  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London’s D*Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dabs & Myla with Craola (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dabs & Myla with Craola. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dabs & Myla with Craola. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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David Flores “customized” this large portrait by JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Herakut from Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany.(photo © Jaime Rojo)

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INSA adorned the side of this fine family establishment with hot fleshy pinks and red undulating color. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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INSA. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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INSA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Part of Shepard Fairey’s brand new series, this image of Ronald Reagan is pre-defaced with an “intervention” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey simplifies the approach, making it that much more powerful (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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As if in a “free speech zone” behind the barbed wire, the man who started this all, Ronald Reagan, salutes “Mourning in Amerca”, by Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey’s piece, the first done with Daniel Lahoda for the LA Freewalls project (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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French artist JR, part of a 16 piece installation across LA this spring called “Wrinkles in the City” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kid Zoom and Insa reversed the red and blue part of this piece, shot both with a camera, and created a stunning piece of GIF art that makes Kid Zoom’s skull float above it. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gif Image courtesy LA Freewalls project.

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Kid Zoom (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stencil artist M-City’s train in this parking lot is so long that it’s hard to get the full view (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MCity. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ripo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ROA’s sweet smelling piece adorns the side of this perfume store. (photo © Jaime Rojo)