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Signings: Justin Bua – “The Legends of Hip Hop” @ Amoeba Music

Tonight at 6pm, Amoeba Music in Hollywood will be hosting a signing with Justin Bua featuring his The Legends of Hip Hop book, illustrated entirely with his paintings. Bua chose 50 giants in the movement’s history for his special form of portraiture and included essays detailing how they affected his life personally and how it shifted the culture. Accompanying the LA-based artist will be legendary turntablist and composer DJ Qbert who will be providing the soundtrack for the event. Take a look at Bua’s adorable daughter in […]

Previews: LACMA Saturday – Justin Bua “Urban Art Studio” & Gary Baseman “Giggle & Pop

The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is stretching its horizons and holding two very cool free events this Saturday, June 12th. The first is Justin Bua’s “Urban Art Studio” where he will be be showcasing his historic hip hop based art and holding an afternoon of events with some interviews and performances with artists such as Camille Rose Garcia, Mear One, Mix Master Mike, Flea and The Wiggles. On another front also sponsored by the LACMA, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be presenting his […]
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Openings: Justin BUA @ Pop International Gallery

On Thursday night, AM was on hand to catch the opening of  Justin BUA’s homecoming show at the Pop International Gallery. Justin’s innovative mix of urban and illustrative styles drew many of the Big Apple’s finest out to attend the opening. As mentioned in our preview, this show had an impressive mix of old and new. From his classic “DJ” and “1981” to his latest centerpieces of Muhammad Ali and Jay-Z, he shows his talent for using his illustrative techniques and his creativity to capture […]

Preview: The Art of Justin BUA @ Pop International Gallery

New York native Justin BUA, whom we recently met at the “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Art Show”, will be opening his solo show (both old and new works) at the Pop International Gallery on Thursday, March 25. Justin, who is currently teaching at USC, takes inspiration from urban culture and in particular the Harlem Renaissance. Take a look at more preview images as well as a time-lapse video after the jump…

Openings: “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Art Show @ LA Live Target Terrace / Grammy Museum

The “Who Killed The Music” benefit art show kicked off yesterday with a night of good art, music, and familiar faces all around. Co-curated by will.i.am (seen above with Travis Louie), Kris Lewis, and  David B. Smith, the second in the series of Grammys-inspired shows featured art from 15 artists including Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Travis Louie (interviewed), Van Arno, Lola, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis (interviewed), Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin BUA, Jason Thielke (interviewed), Gregory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, Jeremy Lipking, and Ron […]
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Preview: “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Exhibition

Camille Rose Garcia The best show no one is talking about right now is the “Who Killed The Music” Grammy group show coming up next week. Set to coincide with the 52nd Annual Awards (whose official artwork was designed by Shepard Fairey this year), the show will feature artwork from Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Travis Louie (interviewed), Van Arno, Lola, Richard Colman, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis (interviewed), Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin BUA, Jason Thielke (interviewed), Gregory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, and Ron Lipking. […]