Getting Really High on the West Coast: Mear One, Chor Boogie, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey

During the recent Los Angeles Art Show 2011, four Street Artists regaled the residences at the Ritz Carlton with brand new pieces. Mear One, Chor Boogie, and Shark Toof each worked for 6 days in the highest residence on the West Coast in advance of the big opening party hosted by Shepard and Amanda Fairey. Curated by Bryson Strauss, the show features aerosol, traditional brush painting, and a pulpy wall of wheat-pasted pieces.


Mear One at work (photo © Kohshin Finley)


That’s fine. Mear One puts down the cans and picks up the paintbrush. (photo © Kohshin Finley)


(photo © Kohshin Finley)


Mr. Toof tagging up the penthouse (photo © Kohshin Finley)


Shark Toof attempts to hug his paint cans (photo © Kohshin Finley)


A wall of pop/pulp inspired imagery adapted by Shark Toof. Yes, I know what you’re going to say. (photo © Kohshin Finley)


Always test-spray first for smoove flow. (photo © Kohshin Finley)


Hold it just right; Chor Boogie flossing his creature (photo © Kohshin Finley)


If you gave him 3 colors, he would feel mute. Chor Boogie doing the color therapy. (photo © Kohshin Finley)

Special thanks to very talented LA-based photographer Kohshin Finley for these BSA exclusive pics.

See more photos of the guys setting up on Hi- Fructose HERE:

See a sound-clippishly funny interview on the local news station with Chor and Shark Toof HERE: