“In collaboration with other artists such as Shepard Fairey, Geoff Melville, Richard Mirando, and more, RISK has curated the multi-million dollar art collection at The Mayfair Hotel (now opening in phases through Summer 2017). Kelly Graval, the multi-talented artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist known as RISK, has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs, and billboards—dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to gallery..” Read More Here
My boy Richard Mirando, aka SEEN, is presently exhibiting a number of abstract and graffiti works in Old New York, an exhibit at Buckshot Gallery (owned by fellow graff legend RISK) in Los Angeles, running through March 20, 2016. Read more about SEEN – Crave Online Feature
A few weeks ago I was asked to do another Sunset strip Gibson Guitar installation. Last year I did the Doors guitar and this year I was asked to do my friend and bombing partner in crime Joe Perry’s tribute guitar. I was super stoked and the whole ordeal was a non stop great time! Here are a few progress shots of the guitar and backstage at the LA show.
Definitely one of the coolest things I’ve been asked to do this year. I participated in NBC’s The American Spirit special. Many great Americans have been asked to participate in this special over the years. The segment airs during the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Only in America can a graffiti artist be celebrated along side President Obama and second man to walk on the moon Buzz Aldrin! My father was on his death bed when he heard the news of this segment. We have battled over graffiti and my decision to be an artist fro many years when I was younger. I’ll never forget his smile. I was proud to give him a little light in those last few days. Rest In Peace pops!