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Maximillian Gallery Presents: “Once Upon A Time In The West” A Group Exhibition. (West Hollywood, CA)

Rene Gagnon

Rene Gagnon on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Maximillian Gallery  



Once Upon a Time in the West  


Featuring: Andy Appleton, Mauro Caputo, John Carr, COL, COPE2, DD$, DeeKay, Dog Byte, Richard Duardo, Rene Gagnon, Gregos, Listak, Devin Liston, Septerhed, Smear, Steven Swimmer and Tazroc



Exhibition: Every Day, 1PM – 8PM, and by appointment
Maximillian Gallery, the award-winning street art gallery in West Hollywood, unveils its newest exhibit, Once Upon a Time in the West, with an artists’ reception on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The exhibit features top street and urban art by a talented roster of artists: Andy AppletonMauro CaputoJohn CarrCOLCOPE2,DD$DeeKayDog ByteRichard DuardoRene GagnonGregosListakDevin ListonSepterhedSmearSteven Swimmer andTazroc.  Once Upon a Time in the West runs through Thursday, December 20, 2012.  Also, Maximillian Gallery is pleased to now feature a selection of unique Rene Gagnon Abraham Obama lenticular prints reworked from Ron English originals.  Maximillian Gallery is open daily from 1:00pm to 8:00pm, except major holidays, as well as by appointment, inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel (1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323-546-9615).  Maximillian Gallery is also often open late on Fridays and Saturdays.  For more information, please see http://maximilliangallery.com.“We are thrilled to showcase the exciting collection of cutting-edge works in the new exhibit,” says Caradoc, Maximillian Gallery’s owner and director, “The show brings together a fresh selection of work from emerging as well as established artists.”Once Upon a Time in the West -

Curated by third-generation art connoisseur and entrepreneur Caradoc, Maximillian Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, featuring dozens of emerging as well as established artists, with an emphasis on urban, graffiti, and street art.  The gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Once Upon a Time in the West, features works by some of the most provocative and prolific artists working today.

WHAT:  Once Upon a Time in the West Art Exhibition

WHO:  Andy Appleton, Mauro Caputo, John Carr, COL, COPE2, DD$, DeeKay, Dog Byte, Richard Duardo, Rene Gagnon, Gregos, Listak, Devin Liston, Septerhed, Smear, Steven Swimmer & Tazroc

WHEN:  Opening reception Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (with some featured artists in attendance), as well as daily through Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm, and by appointment

WHERE:  Maximillian Gallery, 1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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New Image Art Gallery Presents: Saner “Catharsis” Curated by Medvin Sobio (West Hollywood, CA)


“A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action … with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.”
– Aristotle

Opening Saturday October 27, 2012, with a body of new work, New Image Art is pleased to present “Catharsis,” a new solo exhibition by Mexico City artist SANER, Curated by Medvin Sobio of 33third Los Angeles/Mid-City Arts.

Catharsis in the Poetics of Aristotle is defined as an emotional, corporal, mental & spiritual purification.  Through the experience of compassion and fear, the spectators of the tragedy experience a purgation of emotion, a purification of the soul, a reconfiguration of desires and passions; a new revolutionary formation of desire.
Catharsis represents the final act in a cycle of solo exhibitions Saner has been developing, where each one has looked to generate an emotional change over the spectator, guiding the viewer towards a path of rebirth, freedom & purification.
In this, the final act, the viewer is the element that gives life to the exhibition.  Catharsis will be a space that will remain wrapped in a psycho magical act of healing.  With an installation, performance piece, paintings, & works on paper; this collective act of creation, of encounter & confrontation is what will generate the liberation of the spectator.ABOUT SANER

Edgar “Saner” Flores is an urban artist, muralist, professor, illustrator & graphic designer.  Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, Saner developed an interest in drawing and Mexican Muralism early on.  “I visited Oaxaca a lot when I was growing up because my mother is from there, and certain traditions which they carried out there really caught my attention.”  He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.
His lively & humorous images of masked characters on public walls, found objects and other canvases are influenced by Mexican custom and folklore, color, mysticism, masks, and skulls.  A mix of these lifelong interests and passions has led him to become the artist he is today.  “The masks that I use are traditional masks from Mexico.”  The jaguars, coyotes, skulls, and other recurrent characters appear in my work because that parallel world is the real self, the real face. “
Saner’s work has been featured in galleries in Mexico, the United States, London, Berlin and Barcelona.  Recent projects & exhibitions include “Kidnap Express,” Mid-City Arts Los Angeles, “Nose Job,” Eric Firestone Gallery East Hamptons NY, “The Bone yard Project,” Tucson Arizona, “The Bone yard: Return Trip,” Pima Space & Air Museum, “The Wynwood Walls,” Miami/Art Basel.  He has collaborated with Kidrobot, Vans, G-Shock, HQTR Canada, Pineda Covalin, Persigna Store, Bacardi, Adidas Mexico, Televisa, and many others.


Marsea Goldberg, founder and director of New Image Art in Los Angeles, started the gallery in 1994 at her 10×10 design studio. Since then, the gallery has grown to attract a global cult following, grabbing the interest of art lovers and collectors worldwide. Renowned for it’s discriminating eye and solid curatorial skills, New Image Art Gallery continues to show the works of established and emerging artists coming out of the street, skate, fine art, and surf scenes. Over the years, the gallery has launched or mobilized the careers of Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Rebecca Westcott, Retna, Neck Face, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Tauba Auerbach, The Date Farmers, and Bäst just to name a few.



One half of the visual arts collective, Viejas Del Mercado, Medvin Sobio has Curated, produced, and consulted on various large scale mural & public art projects.  He currently serves as Art Director at Mid-City Arts Gallery & 33third Los Angeles, the largest street art supply retailer in the United States.  In 2011, he was selected as Co-Curator of Wynwood Walls, the outdoor street art museum founded by Tony Goldman & Jeffrey Deitch.  Was Co-Producer & Co-Curator for The Boneyard Project & brought on as a Consulting Producer on the HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD Docuseries which explores the power of public art.  A significant component of his advocacy is dedicated to multi-dimensional cultural awareness via art exhibitions and events.  He strives to encourage awareness of the culture that the artists have emerged from and their relevance to various stratums of American culture.
7920 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood CA 90046   P 323 654 2192
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Maximillian Gallery Presents: “Summer In The Street” A Group Exhibition. (West Hollywood, CA)

Summer in the Street

Summer in the Street Exhibition


Cyrcle: Life is AlchemyKnown for its roster of celebrated street artists, Maximillian Gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel kicks off thesummer with a hard hitting exhibition of talent, including: Richard Duardo, Desire Obtain Cherish, Cyrcle, Dog Byte, DD$, Free Humanity, Septerhed, John Carr, Smear, DeeKay, Andy Appleton, Random Act, Gregos & Emily Bradley. Maximillian Gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel presents a celebrated group of street artists for its Summer in the Street exhibition. Opening event is Saturday, June 30, from 6p to 8p, with some of the featured artists in attendance, and will exhibit daily from 1p to 8p and by appointment.

Granting asylum to the guerilla works that every day pounce, halt and inspire throughout the city, Summer in the Street will feature cutting edge works from several of urbanity’s most prolific street artists. With street works being removed and covered regularly, this is a rare chance to witness the street art unobstructed and undiluted.

“Maximillian Gallery’s commitment is to the art, to the urban art lovers and to the as-yet enthusiasts,” Maximillian Gallery’s founder and Director, Caradoc, explains. “Here, an ever-widening audience can experience what makes the city truly inspirational”


WHO: Provocative street artists

WHAT: Summer in the Street Exhibit

WHEN: Opening reception Saturday, June 30 from 6p – 8p, with some featured artists in attendance,
and daily from 1p – 8p and by appointment

WHERE: Maximillian Gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel
1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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New Image Art Presents: “Twin” by Hush (West Hollywood, CA)


brooklyn-street-art-HUSH-todd-Mazer-05-11-web-12Hush new street installation in Los Angeles (photo © Todd Mazer)




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Hush returns to Los Angeles with a new collection of work reflecting his unique blend of street

and cross-cultural aesthetics. Playing primarily with the idea of duality, the exhibition is a

carefully calibrated experience of Twin paintings-15 mixed-media works on canvas. Using the

symbolic subject matter of the female form, Hush has produced a large-scale installation in

which the gallery walls capture the essence of “action painting” and “pure expressionism” along

with traditional elements of fine art.

As a body of work, TWIN explores the nature of duality. By varying his approach to the same

image, Hush exposes nature’s inherent polarity. The juxtaposition of light and dark reveals the

complexity of conflict and unity-and dichotomies present within the human ego. TWIN is a

fascinating confrontation and debate on common conceptions of power, innocence, beauty and

sexuality. The collection also represents the blending of the street art aesthetic- as

simultaneously destructive and beautiful.

New Image Art is pleased to present TWIN, the highly anticipated solo show by UK-based artist HUSH.

May 21 – June 18, 2011

Opening Reception: May 21, 2011 (7 – 10pm)

Exhibition Runs: May 21 – June 18, 2011

New Image Art Gallery

7908 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046


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Street Art:Downtown LA, Culver City, West Hollywood, Echo Park, and Venice

In select neighborhoods of Los Angeles, certain street artists keep it local. You might see them in one neighborhood but not another, as the term “all-city” is not too important. Here’s a selection of pieces from the Arts District, Culver City, West Hollywood, Echo Park and Venice.

brooklyn-street-art-ben-aine-jaime-rojo-Los-angeles-venice-art-district-culver-city-west-hollywood-04-11-web-23Ben Eine in Venice (photo © Jaime Rojo)


JR in Venice (photo © Jaime Rojo)


JR in Venice (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Proving that it isn’t just for bankers, here’s Bankrupt Slut in Culver City (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bankrupt Slut in Culver City (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Longtime Los Angeles Street Artist Becca in Echo Park (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Becca in the Art District in Downtown LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Classic piece from Blek Le Rat in Echo Park (photo © Jaime Rojo)


I’ve got an idea! Let’s do a cat stencil in Downtown LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Cfer does Kim Kardashian in Downtown LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)


These Curly stickers showed up very quickly in LA this week. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


D*Face in Sunset Blvd (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Invader, a visitor sticker from MOCA, and a Beatlesque statement about graffiti artist Revok in Little Tokyo (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A feeding fest from Kim West in The Art District LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)


JH in The Art District LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Word to Mother in Culver City (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Pornography and Taxidermy in Sunset Blvd (photo © Jaime Rojo)


This piece near the museum in Little Tokyo was well placed for a lot of traffic and there were even a few people posing with it. Love More War Less  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Picasso’s famous anti-war “Guernica” is reinterpreted here by Street Artist Ron English in The Art District (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Shepard Fairey lurking behind the fence on Sunset Blvd (photo © Jaime Rojo)


An Obey sticker in Little Tokyo (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Shepard Fairey, Uti, and Charm in Little Tokyo (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A sticker crush in Little Tokyo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Judith Supine “Ladyboy” Walking In L.A.

Amid the madness that is the MOCA LA rollout of “Art in the Streets” this week, one of Brooklyn’s  hometown favorites popped in her falsies and applied a fresh coat of Chanel Rouge lipstick before sinking her pointy incisors into the New Image Gallery in West Hollywood.

brooklyn-street-art-judith-supine-jaime-rojo-new-image-gallery-04-11-web-08Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dressed head to stiletto in black and florescent night glamooouuuur, the gallery that had the balls to champion a number of unconventional street artists for more than a decade gave every inch of floor, wall and ceiling to Street Artist Judith Supine for this installation. Since the MOCA show so far looks like a compendium of the last 50 years, it’s understandable that it overlooks the 30 or so New Guard on the streets today who are ushering in an era of storytelling and mashups, but clearly Miss Supine will be in BSA’s “Art In The Streets” show when we’re talking about the 2010s.


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A smaller version of the full blowout Supine did at English Kills in Bushwick Brooklyn a couple of years ago, “Ladyboy” is a more focused and tight hallucinatory play of collaged and freakish imagery alluding to the underground sex industry, child exploitation, and the magnetic allure of iniquity. When this heavy stuff is cut with a handy pen knife in your handbag, fed through the surreal filter of Ms. Supine’s mind and flooded over with a thick shiny coat of liquid glass, the dark magic is suspended in time.  Our time.


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Honored guests at Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine
Lady Boy
April 13—May 13, 2011
New Image Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California

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