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
A funny thing about “art.” Sometimes the happiest of aesthetic accidents happen as a consequence of totally non-artistic impulses. Take as prima facie example the case of the roller-shutter pictured above. It’s on a warehouse-factory building in the rapidly gentrifying Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood dubbed the Arts District. It’s a
Los Angeles graffiti artist-writer “Sickid” decorated this dumpster along Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.
On Tuesday, we spied this beautiful work-in-progress graffiti art on the side of the Davy Jones Liquor Locker, a famously no-frills liquor store in Venice, Los Angeles. We’ll go back to see the completed work in a few days and post pix here, but judging from what we see, there’s
We were driving through Leucadia, California recently on a weekend surf trip when this freight train decorated with lots of graffiti rolled by. Nearly every car in this train had either massive artwork like in the above photo or colorful graffiti tags painted on it. Where and when this graffiti
Atwater Village in Los Angeles is where we found this stencil street art of a cute Sesame Street muppets-like monster on the sidewalk. (If you’re looking for it, it’s in front of Kaldi Coffee on Glendale Blvd.) There’s not a lot of this type of street art in Atwater, but
This large, energetic graffiti tag art is in the alley behind an old clapboard-style commercial building off Valencia Street in San Francisco’s MissionDistrict. The alley runs for many blocks and is a long, virtual canvas and gallery of street art and graffiti art.
This crudely painted “Screamface”graffiti is on a sign behind a gas station at the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards in Venice. It cries for attention, but without any visually relevant context or messaging its meaning is a mystery and can only be speculated. In other words: Who the fuck is
The word “life” spray painted in cursive letters on the back-alley wall of the Brig, a popular bar on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, in Los Angeles. So simple and beautiful.
We saw this DIY-style “Eat Real Food” billboard from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) while passing through Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the way to JFK International Airport from Manhattan.