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Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show @ Toy Art Gallery

This Saturday night (May 11th), the Toy Art Gallery in Melrose will be presenting Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show (RSVP here). The YHWH figure has been around for several years now since its release (covered), and now a diverse list of artists will be customizing them with the blessing of the Low Brow luminary including Akira Kiriya/Chikuwaemil, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Camilla d’Errico, Camille Rose Garcia, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, David Flores, DrilOne, Doze Green, Emilio Garcia, FFINC, Francesco de Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Isabel Samaras, Jessicka Addams, […]
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Streets: Anthony Lister @ theAudience (Los Angeles)

Australian artist Anthony Lister recently arrived in Los Angeles to paint a new large scale mural at the offices of the theAudience. Continuing to use the thematic imagery tied in with the ballerina, Lister created a mural that not only shows off his signature style, but one that also shows he can move effortlessly between the confines of a studio and the open spaces of city streets. This mural sits in the the same building where JR pasted one of his pieces more than a year ago (covered), and […]
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Streets: David Flores @ The Reserve L.A. (Los Angeles)

Over the weekend, artist David Flores finished a new mural at the new creative campus named “The Reserve L.A.” which is the new home of the Microsoft and TMZ offices. This artistic project for The Reserve is part of several murals that Branded Arts was brought in to organize and curate. Using a photograph of Albert Einstein as his source, Flores created a mural that’s actually made up of two layers, giving it a three-dimensional look. It’s definitely one of his best projects up to […]
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Openings: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ The Skirball

It was a night to remember. Last week, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles opened its doors to an extensive survey of Gary Baseman’s career and life entitled The Door Is Always Open. Friends, family, fellow artists, collectors, admirers, and well wishers alike attended to show their respects to the pervasive artist and his illustrious accomplishments. The exhibition paid tribute to the many things the Emmy Award–winning artist has accomplished and created including paintings, illustrations, photographs, textiles, toys, commercial endeavors, sketchbooks, sculptural works, and videos. Even […]
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Meggs for The Hundreds

If you remember, Australian artist Meggs was in town for a solo exhibition currently showing in Los Angeles at the Thinkspace Gallery (covered). While here, he also was asked to paint a mural at The Hundreds warehouse complex (also see Stephen Harrington). The piece features a skull in hand rendered in his signature comic-inspired style. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Warren Brand. Discuss Meggs here.
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Preview: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ The Skirball

For Los Angeles fans of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman (featured), tonight’s exhibition opening at the Skirball Cultural Center will be a must-see event. Those who attend will be immersed in the pervasive artist’s universe as it comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, statues, sketchbooks, and videos all presented with extensive installations that were inspired by his family home in LA’s Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The Door Is Always Open explores Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and his place in American pop culture, […]
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Preview: Pedro Matos – “Building Castles Made of Sand” @ Martha Otero

Coming up next month (May 17th), the Martha Otero Gallery will be presenting London-based Pedro Matos’ first solo show in Los Angeles entitled Building Castles Made of Sand. The exhibition from Matos, who is originally from Lisbon, will consist of a new series of oil paintings on canvas and azulejo panels – a traditional Portuguese medium of hand-painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. From what we have seen, the new pieces continue to convey an aesthetic of decay and ephemerality in subject matter as well as the patterns and tears that […]
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Streets: Dabs Myla x 123 Klan x Slick (Los Angeles)

Renewing a collaboration (sans ROID & Askew) that bore good fruit in Hawaii (see the epic mural here) for the POW WOW event, Dabs Myla, 123Klan, and Slick met up in Los Angeles to paint another wall. Combining talents from Australia, Canada, and the US respectively, the team whose signature style mix so well got up at the Branded Arts Building. Take a closer look at the details as well as the crew in action in the photos below… Discuss Dabs Myla & 123Klan.
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Openings: Ray Caesar @ Corey Helford (Circa)

Last weekend, CHG Circa presented a survey of the work of Ray Caesar (interviewed) – past and present. Featuring a mix of older limited editions as well as all new works, the Toronto-based digital artist reacquainted his fans in Los Angeles with his disturbing and surreal portraiture. One of the rare artists we feature who has made the unconventional medium a success, Caesar has proven his unusual and unique vision shines through no matter how he choses to express it. Peruse more from out photo set below… Photo credit: ©Theonepointeight. […]
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Openings: TrustoCorp – “The Future Is Blight” @ Lebasse

Over the weekend, the TrustoCorp collective opened their solo show entitled The Future Is Blight at the LeBasse Projects in Culver City. Along with all new works featuring their subversive humor, many crafted from modified corporate logos, the LA-based crew also included large-scale versions of the co-branded cereal box (a collaboration with Shepard Fairey) that they have been surreptitiously placing at local supermarkets. They also revealed other boxes created with artists like The London Police and Dave Flores as well as a massive mural detailing the locations of The […]