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Post No Bills Present: Ron English “English 101” (Venice Beach, CA)

Ron English
brooklyn-street-art-ron-english-post-no-billsENGLISH 101- the exciting new RON ENGLISH exhibition showing October 6th thru October 30th at Post No Bills in Venice Beach (owned by Jordan Bratman and Steve Lazarides).  ENGLISH 101 will feature exclusive new limited-edition prints and hand-finished multiples (with prices ranging from $20 – $4000) by one of today’s most prolific artists, Ron English, who has bombed global landscape with unforgettable images including famed characters MC Supersized and Abraham Obama.


Post No Bills, an inventive print shop with a focus on handmade limited-edition multiples, is proud to kick off the show with an Opening Reception on October 6 from 7-10 PM at their Abbot Kinney-based shop.   Ron English will be in attendance and available for signings.  Please see invite and press release attached.  We are also happy to provide you with images and any other information you may need.  Let us know if you are interested in covering and/or coming by the Opening!
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Anthony Lister Talks to BSA : Analysis and Constant Consideration

“I’m like a hairdresser I guess.”

Painter Anthony Lister is also a Street Artist. His surreal pop and celebrity culture-infused abstractions are candy encrusted apples which may have something sharp inside. Many are figurative studies and wire frames bending wildly into characters who cavort and mock with blunt swipes of color, overlaid by costumed sexual role play… or is that a personal projection?  Did I mention elegance, defiance, wit? Wait, there is so much here!  Truth is, his work can be a cock-eyed psychological tempest, jarring to the head, strangely sweet.

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A decade of discovery under his superhero belt, Mr. Lister continues to analyze and build his creative practice and it always includes work inside the gallery and outside on the street. He’s currently preparing for his solo show in Sydney called  “Bogan Paradise” at Gallery A.S. At the same time he’s part of a group show with a gaggle of his Aussie expats on view at 941 Geary in San Francisco for “Young and Free”, including Kid Zoom, Dabs & Myla, Dmote, New2, Ben Frost, Meggs, Ha-Ha, Reka, Rone, Sofles and Vexta.  Not to mention his participation in our show last month in Los Angeles at C.A.V.E. with Thinkspace, “Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories“.

The artist took some time recently to talk to Brooklyn Street Art about his practice;

Brooklyn Street Art: How much of one of your painted portraits is autobiographical? In other words, what portion of Mr. Lister is super hero, super model, furtive schoolboy, or Homer Simpson?
Anthony Lister: I don’t really think about myself when I paint. My figurative works are more like reflections of characteristics I absorb from real life day to day.

Brooklyn Street Art: If you were to wear colored glasses, which color do you think you would most likely screen the world through?
Anthony Lister: Pink, like John Lennon.

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Francis Bacon said, “The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness.” Would you drink that cocktail?
Anthony Lister: Nice words. I agree.

Brooklyn Street Art: What role does analysis play in your creative process when bringing a painting to fruition?
Anthony Lister: Analysis is the outcome of considered processing. Constant consideration is crucial.

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: A big piece you did on Metropolitan in Brooklyn – you reworked that face a couple of times over a period of months, producing what appeared as a slowly morphing image. Were you covering up tags, or were you unhappy with the original, or maybe combating the effects of age with a little nip and tuck?
Anthony Lister: When I re-work street paintings I think of it like I am a hairdresser. When something is in the public it has a different existence to something living privately in a residence. I’m like a hairdresser I guess.

Brooklyn Street Art: You have spoken about your work as reality, or a reaction to realities. What realities are you depicting these days?
Anthony Lister: I just finished a body of work for a solo show in Sydney. This next body of work is about contemporary Australian culture. The exhibition is titled “Bogan Paradise.”

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: When you consider the Street Art scene that evolved around Melbourne, how would you characterize its nature in a way that differentiates it from the work in other cities around the world?
Anthony Lister: No different. This whole street art thing has sprung up post the turn of the digital revolution so it is on the Internet quick and the artists who inspire others and the ones who are easily inspired are constantly swimming in the same aesthetic pools of consciousness. Not to mention that most of the prominent artists travel lots so it is easy to see work of the same artist in multiple cities around the world at the same time.

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: The titles you give your gallery pieces are entertaining, instructive, illustrative. Do you ever want to place a placard near a piece you’ve done on the street – just to make sure the message gets across?
Anthony Lister: No. My street practice is less thoughtful and therefore needs less commentary.

Brooklyn Street Art: When is a painting complete?
Anthony Lister: When it tells me so.

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Anthony Lister in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister in Manhattan (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister in Miami for Primary Flight. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister in Los Angeles. LA FreeWalls (photo © Todd Mazer)

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Anthony Lister in Los Angeles LA FreeWalls (photo © Todd Mazer)

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Cry me a rainbow, Anthony Lister in Los Angeles. LA FreeWalls (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister in Venice Beach CA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister in San Francisco for Young and Free at 941 Geary (photo © Andrius Lypia)

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Want to see more work? Just “Lister” it.

www.anthonylister.com

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Post No Bills Presents: “Reality Bites” (Venice Beach, CA)

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POST NO BILLS presents…

“REALITY BITES”Print Release & Website Launch Party
Opening Reception: September 15, 2011 (7 – 10pm)Exhibition Runs: September 15 – October 2, 2011


Featuring New Exclusive Limited Edition Prints and Hand Finished Multiples by: Borf  –  Brett Amory  –  Kelsey Brookes   –  Mark Jenkins  –  Morley  –  Ravi Zupa  –  Sage Vaughn

POST NO BILLS: The term POST NO BILLS is commonly identified in stencil form – on barriers erected around construction sites in an effort to deter clean walls from being altered. Generally speaking, this practice produces a contrary effect. Our founders subscribe to the notion that breaking rules, generally inspires more ingenuity than following them. Which is why POST NO BILLS was created.

POST NO BILLS is an inventive print shop with a focus on hand made limited edition multiples. We are a singular destination where groundbreaking artists from around the globe can sell their wares directly to passionate collectors at all levels. Editions will be made on the premises with a true dedication to quality.

1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Beach, CA 90291  /  310.399.2928  /  www.postnobillsshop.com

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LUDO in NY, Chicago, and LA with More of “Nature’s Revenge”

Parisian Street Artist LUDO brought “Nature’s Revenge” to the US this month and his eye-popping surreal wheat-pasted creations are now on walls in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. By combining weaponry with insects and plants into hybrids, LUDO is using this ongoing series to draw attention to how we are messing with nature in ways we never have in an unquestioning way and at our own peril. From biotech to nanotech to robotics to remote controlled drones, the face of war is sold with branding and a sizzling “wow” factor, accompanied by vague assurances that these developments are necessary to protect us good guys from the bad ones. From the perspective of this ongoing “Nature’s Revenge” series, our romance with all things shiny and futuristic is quickly morphing out of our control and it’s likely to come back and bite us, or worse.

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Using a reliably greyscale, white, and acid green palette, LUDO’s high-tech hybrids are alternately frightening and amusing, and even super cool. While a Freddy Kruger facemask is obviously symbolic, it’s pairing with a mechanical daisy is unnerving.  The wheat paste of a tarantular top-loaded missile delivery device is laughable until you see the video of unstoppable multi-limbed all terrain “big dog” robots being developed to do the same thing.  Even the bunch of grape skulls seems sort of blunt until you think of what we’re now learning about irradiation, pesticides, and genetically modified foods. Taken as a whole LUDO’s work is one of the more message-driven on the street today and is another example of the new narrative-driven story telling we continue to witness in Street Art. Luckily, it’s also visually compelling.

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO applies his custom-mixed acidic green goo in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO’s snail tank on a rooftop in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO on an abandoned building in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A LUDO discovered in Brooklyn with a bit of his other “Co-Branding” campaign, which pairs disturbing imagery with a friendly logo to assuage discomfort. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Downtown, Los Angeles with LA Freewalls project (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO in Venice Beach, Los Angeles (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A LUDO piece currently on view in a gallery setting: The group show “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories”on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, is curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo and produced with ThinkSpace (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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In LA Ludo installed work with Daniel Lahoda for LA FreeWalls, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and with curation by BSA. Special thanks to Daniel for his total support, hospitality, and vision.In Chicago special thanks to Nick and Seth from Pawn Works Gallery and to Brock for making this happen and for providing the wheels and the good company.

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Fun Friday 08.26.11

Fun-Friday

Here’s your Fun Friday Menu (all entrees come with a slice of pepperoni pizza)

1. New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway
2. CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”
3. Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories
4. That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening
5. 8 Hours in Brooklyn – VERY COOL SLO MO, BRO
6. There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal
7. Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway

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“Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles”

Opening in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday 09/02,.the film is about the Toynbee Tiles and an unlikely team that tracks down the mystery’s source for the better part of a decade. It won Best Documentary Directing award at this years’ Sundance Film Festival so it’s got cred.

Win Tickets To Opening Night! First person to send an email to info@argotpictures.com with BSA in the subject line gets a pair of tickets for opening night this film by Jon Foy. Second person will get tickets to any night during the run.

CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”

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Photo © Carlos Gonzalez

This is about reincarnation, right? Check out Design Matters, which opened a show by CYCLE crew last night to find out.

CYRCLE "We Never Die" by Adolfo J Lara

For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23806

Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories

Now in it’s 3rd smashing week, this show in Venice has been getting lots of great visitors and conversations, mostly because the participating artists put so much of themselves into this densely layered show.

Names you know, and others you don’t – but you may hear more about in the future, all telling their New York Stories.

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From left to right: Creepy, How & Nosm, White Cocoa and Know Hope. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22943

That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening

Congratulations to Joe Franquinha and Liza and Crest Arts for putting together a very successful community-feeling event on the grassy lot last night. A LOT of people, a LOT of art, a LOT of fun conversations. And it didn’t rain! (Even though Joe was prepared for that too) Thanks to Keith Schweitzer of MaNY and all the artists who participated. Best guest we met? Joe’s mom, who raised her boy right.

Here’s a fun video Keith made:

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Can you spot the big portrait by a street artist that has been featured on BSA in this video?

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal

Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

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Images of the Week 08.21.11

Street Art is alive and well in Chicago and LA, two cities we’ve recently had the pleasure of touring with local expert guides. At our panel discussion at LA MOCA an audience member proffered the opinion that Street Art has peaked and is dead. Just like New York City itself, people have been pronouncing urban art and graff and Street Art as “over” ever since we got here – yet it all has a maddening and thrilling capacity for reinvention.  It takes new forms and serves new purposes even as it thrives, distinguishing itself from what came before, as every new generation is bound to do by the laws of nature.  We’ll let you know if it dies, promise. It’s like talking about the day music died. Ha!

So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Anthony Lister, Banksy, Herakut, Jetsonorama, Kid Zoom, KWT Crew, No Teef, Shepard Fairey, Skewville, Snacki, and Swoon.

Thank you to Nick from Pawn Works Gallery and Brock in Chicago for their hospitality and again thank you to all the people in Los Angeles who made us feel at home with welcoming smiles and generous hearts.

Stay tuned this week for a LUDO special and a ROA special – these cats both hit LA and Chi-Town and the results are hot. brooklyn-street-art-banksy-jaime-rojo-Chicago-08-08-17-web Banksy in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown. Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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No Teef and Snacki of KWT Crew. Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville wants you to call this number. He was in Chicago for his solo show “Not My Type” currently on view at Pawn Works Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville in Chicago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville also contributed a piece to “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories” currently on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

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Anthony Lister in Venice Beach, LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lister contributed a 3 mask installation to “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories” Currently on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

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Herakut in Culver City, LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Herakut in Culver City, LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Herakut in Culver City, LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Amen! Reverend in Downtown, LA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon contributed a piece to “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories” Currently on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

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Shepard Fairey with The Non Toxic Revolution Campaign in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. The project is meant to raise awareness about the level of possibly harmful toxic ingredients we interact with and use in personal and household items and their deleterious effect on health of people and the planet.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey with The Non Toxic Revolution Campaing in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kid Zoom in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kid Zoom in the Arts District in Downtown, LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jetsonorama is a contributing guest this week with images of work he just recently put up in the desert. He sent along a brief but funny intro to the images:

“I installed this piece and shot these images this morning at Cameron, near the south rim of the Grand Canyon.  Chris is a local.  He and his wife had been up all night gambling at Cliff Castle Casino. He said they lost about $400.00. His wife was pissed because she lost the money.  Chris needed some space from her anger and his response was to get an 18-pack, trusting better times will come soon”  ~  Jetsonorama

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Jetsonorama (photo © Jetsonorama)

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Jetsonorama (photo © Jetsonorama)

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Deluge (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA In Los Angeles: Images of the Week 08.14.11

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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.

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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)

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Creepy, Adam Void  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent, NohJColey  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey, Hellbent, AdamVoid, Creepy, Gilf! and TipToe working side by side. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anthony Lister’s second wall in the LA Arts District (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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HARGO has added more international operators to the call center. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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HARGO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CREEPY AND Hellbent in the back patio at CAVE Gallery in Venice Beach (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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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)

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El Sol 25 in the back patio at CAVE Gallery in Venice Beach (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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With arms akimbo, El Sol 25 also rises on this building in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CREEPY commands the space on this wall he did with BSA in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CREEPY. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CREEPY. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CREEPY snuck out into the alleyway to build a little house on stilts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cut & Pay$te has some political currency in the game (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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So glad to see this VHILS in person in Venice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. photo © Jaime Rojo

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Fun Friday 08.12.11

Fun-Friday

Fun Friday Stories this week

1. Opening Tonight “Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories” (LA)
2. Anthony Lister’s Wall Still Shining
3. LUDO Gets Up Downtown LA
4. “Art in the Streets” Closes
5. Dabs and Myla at ThinkSpace Tomorrow (LA)
6. “Street Art Stories” Presentation and Panel Discussion at LA MOCA Saturday

Opening Tonight “Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories” (LA)

If you are in LA tonight, please check out some New York stories at C.A.V.E. Gallery. The show is hung, the brand new pieces out back by Creepy, Gilf!, NohJColey, Adam Void, Hellbent, and Tiptoe are still wet, and Patrick just rollered a thick layer of black on the floors to cover up the mess we made. People from 7 or 8 countries have put in such personal and meaningful pieces, the quality is high, and so are a lot people in LA we’ve discovered. And there are a few surprises that you won’t believe – like Futura’s piece called “Brooklyn Street Art”, made of, guess what? And Nick Walker’s piece and accompanying mannequin will raise some eyebrows no doubt. It has been so great to work with these artists and these partners (ThinkSpace, C.A.V.E., Juxtapoz, LA FreeWalls, HuffPost Arts, LA MOCA) for the last half year to pull this together, and we are deeply indebted to everyone’s talents, vision, and positive attitudes. Before the doors are open, it feels like a total success.  Love you guys and gals more everyday.

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photo © Jaime Rojo

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A detail of NohJColey’s piece “Piss Pub” in the foreground. From Left to right: Radical, Miss Bugs, Hellbent and Swoon in the background. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Anthony Lister’s Wall Still Shining

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It was sunny again in LA yesterday and we got a nice shot of this Anthony Lister piece that BSA curated with Daniel Lahoda for LA Freewalls. Pretty nice, huh?  For a full photo essay of the piece going up with images by Todd Mazer click here (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LUDO Gets Up Downtown

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LUDO was up a ladder again yesterday in a new spot in downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with LA FreeWalls and BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO’s new wall in Downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with LA FreeWalls and BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO’s new wall in Downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with LA FreeWalls and BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO’s new wall in Downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with LA FreeWalls and BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO’s new wall in Downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with LA FreeWalls and BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Art in the Streets” Closes

Monday was the last day for the largest exhibition of graffiti and street art under one roof at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), “Art in the Streets”. Over the last four months the expansive show gave a little over 200,000 people an opportunity to see and learn about and understand a great deal more about the history of this multifaceted scene which continues to grow and morph and evolve around the world. Congratulations to curators Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, and Aaron Rose for their tenacity and everyone who played a part in putting this show together, a real collaborative effort.

Dabs and Myla at ThinkSpace Tomorrow (LA)

Hundreds of household items have been painted, many of them interconnected with larger pieces, are all over the ThinkSpace Gallery right now as final prep is happening for tomorrow night’s Dabs and Myla show by the Melborne/LA couple who have been keenly tag teaming to finish everything on time. Tomorrow we’ll have some pics for you. In the meantime here’s an interview on Sour Harvest and on Juxtapoz.

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Dabs and Myla on the gallery wall at Thinkspace (photo courtesy the gallery)

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For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23137

“Street Art Stories” Presentation and Panel Discussion at LA MOCA Saturday

Taking a look at one direction that Street Art is going today and talking about what it augers for the future as more artists are investing time and labor into narratives behind their pieces on the street. Really looking forward to this one!

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This event is at capacity. RSVP is closed.

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In Venice Los Angeles: NEW Art in the Streets Today

The joint is hoppin’ right now in LA as BSA and ThinkSpace and C.A.V.E. gallery finished hanging Friday’s show last night and all day some of the Street Artists whose work is in the show worked on walls yesterday in the beautiful California sunshine.  It’s great to see everybody bringing their best, and exciting to see the whole show coming together.

Check out pics below of LUDO, NohJColey, Hellbent, Creepy, and Adam Void.

Special thanks to Daniel Lahoda from LA Freewalls for helping with transportation and finding artists materials and to Patrick and Tanya at C.A.V.E. for hooking up the wallage and facilitating whatever the artists need when possible.  Without the talents and effort of all these people, this stuff can’t happen.

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LUDO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Adam Void (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Adam Void (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Brooklyn Street Art Presents: “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories” in collaboration with ThinkSpace Gallery at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (LA), California

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Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories heralds the new highly individual character of stories being told on the streets of New York by brand new and established Street Artists from all over the world. Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com focus on this flashpoint in modern Street Art evolution by curating a strongly eclectic story-driven gallery show with 39 of the best storytellers hitting the streets of New York.

Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories, the gallery show, accompanied by an LA street wall series by selected artists and a public panel lecture and discussion, intends to stake out the New Guard in street art while recognizing some powerful near-legendary forerunners.

The mainly New York lineup exhibits talent from other parts of the US and internationally (Australia, France, UK, Canada, Israel, Germany) and it is as steely, idiosyncratic and storied as the New York scene itself, including Anthony Lister, Adam Void, Broken Crow, C215, Cake, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Creepy, Dan Witz, El Sol 25, Ema, Faile, Futura, Gaia, Gilf!, Hargo, Hellbent, How & Nosm, Imminent Disaster, Indigo, Judith Supine, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Ludo, Mark Carvalho, Miss Bugs, Nick Walker, NohJColey, Over Under, Radical!, Rene Gagnon, Skewville, Specter, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Tip Toe, Troy Lovegates AKA Other, Various & Gould, and White Cocoa.

The staunch individualists in Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories give voice to the evolution of the Graffiti, Mash-Up, and D.I.Y. movements that birthed them; creating an eccentric, highly individual, and raucous visual experience on the street. With widely varied backgrounds, techniques, and materials at play, “The Story” is the story. With truths as diverse and difficult as the city itself, each one of these artists is a part of a fierce, raw, new storytelling tradition that is evolving daily before our eyes.

Show Name: Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories
Location: C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California 90291
Date: Opening reception Friday August 12, 2011
Duration: August 12 – September 4, 2011.

Presented by Brooklyn Street Art in collaboration with ThinkSpace and C.A.V.E
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of BrooklynStreetArt.com

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Post No Bills Presents: “European Bailout Show” (Venice Beach, CA)

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Conor Harrington Teaser. Image courtesy of the gallery.

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ZEVS Teaser. Image courtesy of the gallery.

EUROPEAN BAILOUT SHOW
Antony Micallef – Conor Harrington – Ian Francis – Jonathan Yeo
JR – Mode2 – Paul Insect – Stanley Donwood – Vhils – Zevs

July 28 – August 28, 2011

POST NO BILLS proudly announces their second exhibition in its Venice
Beach based print shop. The European Bailout Show will feature
exclusive new limited edition prints and original artwork by ten of
Europe’s most innovative and highly celebrated artists- Anthony
Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2,
Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Vhils and Zevs.

Continuing the overwhelming success of the shop’s launch last month
with artist collective FAILE, the European Bailout Show highlights
some of the most riveting creative minds in Europe today, with an
impressive range of works from established and up-and-coming artists
who continue to defy categorization. These artists’ innovative
approaches and distinctive styles continue to challenge the
conventional definitions of art and its boundaries.

The European Bailout Show features exclusive print editions including
Arnold Schwarzenegger titled “Arnie” by Jonathan Yeo, the renowned
master painter recognized for his controversial portraits made from
collaged pornographic magazine clippings. Stanley Donwood, the highly
regarded designer of Radiohead’s album art, has created a unique and
limited print suite. Other notable editions include those of TED award-
winning guerrilla artist and filmmaker, JR, and a small edition of
laser etchings on wood by Portuguese artist Vhils, identified by his
inventive techniques used to manipulate urban environments. In
addition to the offered multiples, select artists will exhibit
original artwork including Antony Micallef, who won massive acclaim
for his 2007 Los Angeles sold-out solo show, Impure Idols, and Conor
Harrington, recognized for his impressive large-scale works of art,
mixing bold imagery with historical and contemporary themes.

The second exhibition at POST NO BILLS continues to promote the shop’s
mission-to provide passionate collectors of all levels with access to
artwork of premium quality and master craftsmanship from an array of
prolific talent worldwide. Now, the European Bailout Show brings an
opportunity to acquire a slice of Europe’s finest.

POST NO BILLS
The term POST NO BILLS is commonly identified in stencil form – on
barriers erected around construction sites in an effort to deter clean
walls from being altered. Generally speaking, this practice produces a
contrary effect. Our founders subscribe to the notion that breaking
rules generally inspires more ingenuity than following them. Which is
why POST NO BILLS was created.

POST NO BILLS is an inventive print shop with a focus on hand made
limited edition multiples. We are a singular destination where
groundbreaking artists from around the globe can sell their wears
directly to passionate collectors at all levels. Editions will be made
on the premises with a true dedication to quality.

Opening Reception: July 28, 2011 (7 – 10pm)
Exhibition Runs: July 28– August 28, 2011


Post No Bills
1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice Beach, CA 90291
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Conor Harrington Mural in Venice Beach CA

Conor is in LA for his group show “Eurotrash” as part of Lazarides Gallery’s “Summer Series”. He painted this mural to warm up for the show.

Conor Harrington (Photo © Ian Cox)
Conor Harrington (Photo © Ian Cox Courtesy of Lazarides Gallery)

To see more images of Conor painting this mural go to Posters and Prints

http://www.postersandprintsblog.com/postersandprintsblog/2010/6/8/conor-harrington-venice-beach-wall-mural.html

“Eurotrash”

June 9, 2010
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Lazarides
Address :
320 North Beverly Drive,
Beverly Hills,
CA 90210
Phone: +1 323 202 6339 / +1 323 202 5305
Open :
Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm.
Admittance :
Free
9th June 2010 – 27th June 2010
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