In case you haven’t heard, Neck Face and New York based Fuck This Life will have an exhibition in Santa Monica starting tonight (Sept. 18th) and will be displayed until October 14th at New Image Art Gallery. Check out some of the artwork here.
***NOTE: Space has changed, do NOT go to the address on the flyer. Correct addy below:
New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
Unsure about status of the seasons? Come get your mind right this coming Sunday June 12th at Hot In Herre. Kick off the summer with a day of Beats, BBQ, Beer, Babes, Blunts, more Beer and even a NBA Jam Tournament!! Brought to you by the crew over at Sound.Wavs, in conjunction with Chubby Boob,Gods Of Geometry and Arch Rival. With big sets from Mega Dangle, DJ Stereotype, Leagues, with special guests, Elos, Kylorand and antirawker.
Banksy has been in the news a lot lately making a push for his incredible documentery Exit Through the Gift Shop to win an Oscar. Well, he’s at it again leaving his mark across Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, one of which I just so happened to drive by yesterday not even realizing it was his. Check it out below along with some other pieces that are being found. He is also posting them to his website so stay tuned for more.
Graffiti, or Graffito is an Italian word defined as a scribbling or drawing on a flat surface. While on holiday/studying abroad in Rome for the month I’ve been making note of the graffiti that I’ve seen here. It’s not too different from what you see in LA. However, the graffiti found in Rome is often used to make political statements or proclaim messages of love. There isn’t as much of an emphasis on the artistic aspect of the writing or presentation of the message, they’re very straight forward. Rome is filled with graffiti, and some even dating back to 54-68 AD. While out the other night my friend had spotted a piece of graffiti that seemed a bit different than the rest; it was a piece of Space Invader’s artwork.
From Paris, Space Invader pieces together small colorful squares to form mosaics. These mosaics are inspired from the Space Invaders video game (circa 1970′s) and can be found around the world (yes, LA. This includes you). Check out Space Invader’s website to find the invasion nearest you.
These prints below by Sayaka Ito and Sol Park, respectively, were my favorite pieces there. These limited run prints can only be found at the Pop Monster store for as low as $25. Grab them before they run out!
All pictures from the opening reception can be viewed here.
Today is the opening reception of We Eat Paint, an art show hosted by art/pop culture store Pop Monster, featuring four very talented up and coming artists that were hand-picked specifically for this show. Refreshments will be served and CMYK will be DJing tonight. Artwork can be viewed until November 30th.
We Eat Paint Opening Reception
November 20th, 2010, 7-10pm
Free. Just get your ass over there.
24416 Crenshaw Blvd. #3
Torrance, CA 90505
Store Hours: 12-8 pm Everyday
Check out the artist bios after the jump!
LA based clothing line Seeking The Throne has made its move into todays street culture. Co founded by Elias Tebache & Jose Tebache in 2009, Seeking The Throne is often compared to other street wear lines such as Crooks & Castles & The Hundreds.
I have been keeping up with their blog for quite some time now. It has a diverse presentation of art, music, and fashion. I reccomend you visit their online store and pick up a T if not a couple of stickers. You can follow up with STT on their site Seekingthethrone.com, Facebook, & Twitter. If you have any questions for STT blast them an e-mail @: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Work Hard, Make Moves, SEEK THE THRONE
A quick shout out goes to my partner in crime Chris Curiel/Slime City for introducing me to STT!
*Hip Hop/Dubstep Burner, Udachi murked it
Calvertron- Hold It (Original Mix)
*This one dropped a while back on T&B, this banger knocked my head off. Cheers.
TRON has a pop-up shop at Royal/T featuring TRON merchandise, some being exclusive to the store. Their cafe will also be serving special themed menu items for the duration of the event. Although there will be plenty of affordable merchandise, according to the Hollywood Reporter, some of the items in the store include “luxury jewelry (such as the Tron Icon Necklace, by Rotenier, $2,600) and fashion items (including the Clu Hobo Bag, by Hayden-Harnett, $478, and the Qorra Couture Platform Sandal, by Jerome C. Rousseau, $795).”
TRON Pop-Up Shop:
November 19 – December 23, 2010
10am – 6pm, daily
8910 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA
On an advertising/marketing note, Susan Hancock, owner of Royal/T said that, “Disney looked at us for our hipster crowd and the fact that we have an urban edge. It’s about reaching the influencers.” The hipster mentality explains the graffiti-esque mural painted in Echo Park on the side of a phở restaurant, Xoia that I saw on my drive home earlier this week.
TRON is in theatres December 17, 2010.
Check out the product schedule, events, and cafe menu after the jump.