Sunday, April 24, 2011
Revok Arrested at LAX
Even though the LAPD have been telling major news outlets that the graffiti around MOCA is a big problem, they have no arrests to show for it, and even botched the one stop they did make (as Space Invader was fortunate enough to get away after placing his art).
So, in what reeks of a big publicity stunt in an effort to save face, the LAPD is announcing that they arrested Revok at the LA Airport. The police themselves are touting it as a 'high profile' apprehension. Like it has been shown on many TV shows, we can picture the brass of the LAPD sitting around saying 'get us something to show on tv!'. Its unfortunate that the LAPD felt they had to make an example of someone, and even more unfortunate that Revok had to take the fall.
Revok is an incredible graffiti artist who not only hits the streets, but also is one of the most celebrated muralists in the world and was even part of MOCA's current 'Art In the Streets' exhibition.