Los Angeles has it’s own sun baked vibe and rhythm and visiting street artists have been checking it out for the past week or so – dodging traffic, talking to local passersby and landlords and tenants, plugging earphones in, zoning out, painting and pasting and steadying ladders, hitching rides, hunting down burrito trucks, and finding free beer. It’s been really great to see people looking out for each other, and a salvation to witness the warm and generous hospitality of some Angelinos.
With the help of C.A.V.E. gallery’s Patrick Iaconis and Tanya Patsaouras, BSA was able to secure some cool spots for some of the artists who travelled to LA for the “Street Art Saved My Life” show on Friday night. Additionally it has been a pleasure to work with Daniel Lahoda of LA Freewalls to get some rockin’ locations downtown and around LA and to curate a little Brooklyn into the program and boost his already stellar roster of 50+ walls with Anthony Lister and Ludo. More of these walls will be coming up in the next week and more pictures for you as soon as we can post them. Also we hope to show you some of the local cool stuff we found wandering the streets.
So this is our weekly interview with the streets, featuring Adam VOID, Anthony Lister, Creepy, Cut and Paste, El Sol 25, Gilf!, Hargo, Hellbent, NohJColey, TipToe, and Vhils.
Tip Toe, Gilf!, Creepy, Adam Void, Hellbent and NohJColey turned the street level apartments in this Venice building into an open air gallery on the street (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tip Toe, Gilf! – If you are trying to take pictures of these, watch out for the speeding traffic, which is relentless and continual. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Creepy, Adam Void (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hellbent, NohJColey (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NohJColey, Hellbent, AdamVoid, Creepy, Gilf! and TipToe working side by side. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Lister’s second wall in the LA Arts District (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HARGO has added more international operators to the call center. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HARGO (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CREEPY AND Hellbent in the back patio at CAVE Gallery in Venice Beach (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Relative newcomer GILF! in the back yard at CAVE Gallery in Venice Beach. Gilf! appropriated this much used symbol of power and added rainbow hues to commemorate the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State, which became law July 24th, 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
El Sol 25 in the back patio at CAVE Gallery in Venice Beach (photo © Jaime Rojo)
With arms akimbo, El Sol 25 also rises on this building in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CREEPY commands the space on this wall he did with BSA in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CREEPY. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CREEPY. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CREEPY snuck out into the alleyway to build a little house on stilts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cut & Pay$te has some political currency in the game (photo © Jaime Rojo)
So glad to see this VHILS in person in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. photo © Jaime Rojo
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