Monday, January 31, 2011
We met up with graffiti heavyweight Atlas CBS at Starbucks last weekend.
This guy is a straight legend in the game. We have been enjoying his images for years in magazines and online. Few cats have developed their own recognizable style or 'font' and Atlas has a handful to his name that are instantly recognizable.
Atlas made the mainstream news in 2010 when he got busted for the beautiful cats that he put all over the city. He talked about how crazy it was when the police raided his house with full riot gear and a helicopter. But the good news is he says he's doing better than ever since getting busted. In our opinion, the major crime in this whole story is not seeing Atlas' art on the streets anymore.
It was really awesome meeting up with Atlas in person. Thanks for the stickers and sketch!
"I spent so much time contemplating the meaninglessness of existence that I felt like a ghost."
Join the Surveillance and low_d just put up some more new art work.
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Stickers behind the fence from TSF, Youth Waste, Val, JDI, Lousy, Metos, Fusy, Chub, Criminal Acrobatics, Atmis, Miez, Reef, The Seventh Letter, Gkay and more.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
One of our favorite international street artists just came through town, and he brought presence.
The skies of Los Angeles that are usually blue clouded up with gray dark clouds this morning before it rained.
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Mr. Brainwash decided not to wait for the official Oscar results. Apparently, he has already awarded Banksy and 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' the prize for best documentary with this new street art piece on his studio building front.
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The main wall got buffed, but strangely enough, it seems the buffers selected the pieces they liked, and those they did not paint over.
Also, even though the buff is just a day old, new art has already sprung up . . .
A shiny pair of Nike Transformers Huarache Megatrons.
These released with the first Transformers movie, and because of a dispute between Nike and Transformers, the logo branding was knocked off the shoe.
With sidewalk tags from Irok Rotting Fresh, Yermoe, NHDK and ?.
Man, this piece we had high hopes for.
When we first saw the piece, it was a quick look from the car, and it appeared to be one of Dethkills' pasters. We were impressed because it looked like they had quit going out of their way to cap other artists, and had actually started treating the streets with respect. Made a special trip just to photograph this spot, and the whole way down we were planning out how to write the article to welcome DK's back to the community. It was actually a big let down once we reached this spot, and realized that it was not the case.
We are not sure what exactly to think about this 'heart' war stuff by unknown artitst?
Saturday, January 29, 2011
AJL is still courting Vanessa Hudgins, and offers a proposal here.
It says 'If this happens to be Vanessa Hudgens reading this I just want to say . . . Will you marry me? (We met at the Weezer show) AJL'
Hope she says yes, AJL.
Riding with more street art from Alec Monopoly, JDI, Cali Killa, Insurgency Inc, low_d, street art, Vanessa Hudgens, Weezer, AJL, marry, stickers,
Mr. Brainwash is being sued by Glen E. Friedman for using a picture of Run DMC without permission.
There is a clear difference between this case, and the Shepard Fairey/Associated Press Obama battle, and the Mr. Brainwash lawsuit should have a clear impact of the on street art everywhere.
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Septerhed, Destroy All Design and Koffinz got together to throw down on a massive mural in Glendale entitled 'Roost Above The Rest'