As if 2020 wasn’t a weird, dumpster fire of year already, especially in the United States where political goings-ons of the past couple of weeks have dominated news headlines, there have been some weird news in the art world. As the New York Times reported the anonymous British artist Banksy
This gem of graffiti art references old-school graff writing style and tagging. It is striking and unusual with its combination of distinct, clean script — a testament to a deft hand at spraypaint can control — and its neatly left-justified formatting. The white paint on a black-painted brick wall provides
The artist who goes by the name Pilpeled created this large, monochromatic mural on the side of a restaurant along fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice (the Los Angeles seaside neighborhood, not the Italian seaside city). The artwork is fun and playful, depicting a quartet of of kids making face
This mural across the facade of a small commercial building along Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles is a tribute to the late, great Pulitzer Prize-awarded food writer Jonathan Gold. The mural includes a life-size portrait of Gold as seen from the back and wearing his trademark bowler hat. Painted
This awesome wheat-paste street art is by the graffiti artist who goes by the moniker “T-Smoke TCF” in Ocean Park, a neighborhood in Santa Monica, the iconic beach city and Los Angeles suburb. Ocean Park is a relatively quiet, staid and beautiful neighborhood on the south side of Santa Monica.
The much-beloved American writer, television show presenter, foodie and former chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in June last year in a an apparent suicide. Bourdain was in France at the time. The news shocking. We were fans of his books, as well of his food and travel TV series “No
Street art in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Taquecy.
Photo by Gry Goa ( @gryen74).
… FOR ICE CREAM! Well, we didn’t want any ice cream before we saw this mural on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. (We think it was Melrose, but our memory is a bit distorted since we’ve been seriously distracted by this terrible L.A.summer heatwave.) Then we saw this beautiful mural
Retna is an artist with an easily recognizable and distinctly esoteric visual grammar that stands out from graffiti-art vernacular. The artist’s murals have appeared on walls and in galleries all over the world. Retna’s aesthetic is unmistakable. The work pictured here was part of the epic “Beyond the Streets” exhibition
This epic mural adjacent to a couple of rental-car parking lots in Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, is impressive and sweeping. But at a glance, if you squint a bit, it looks like the artist has appropriated the style of almost any painting by the late Austrian artist Gustav Klimt? Is