Monthly Archives: April 2012

REVOK X DETROIT BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

This is a great project that my brotha from anotha, REVOK, has put into play. After relentless hounding by city officials in Los Angeles, Revok has taken residence in a city that needs beautification and appreciates his art. REVOK and Detroit are meant to be! It is great to see a city that embraces the arts even in the financial turmoil they are going through. I have made a few trips to Detroit over the years. The city may be broke, but it’s rich in historical iconic Americana ingenuity. I am truly honored to be part of this project.

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SEEN X RISK….OLIVIA DE LA BORIE…Paris buckshot…

I was recently in Paris with my friends from Citizens from Humanity. In between visiting people (dead and alive), painting, and checking out the sites, I hung out with Seen at his studio. There were many watering holes within walking distance. The more we drank the more we got sidetracked. I am still awaiting my Paris trip photos to post, however In  the meantime here are a few gems from OLIVIA DE LA BORIE….Good Times!!!

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RISK …Beautifully Destroys home in Santa Monica

RISK PAINTS SANTA MONICA HOME & PREPARES SOLO SHOW……

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Los Angeles graffiti legend and fine artist RISK has been commissioned to paint a 4,700
square‐foot dream home designed and built by Santa Monica developer Adam Corlin.
“Painting the house is a great experience,” RISK says. “I stripped down my graffiti to its most

abstract form, with splashes of color and washes, and am applying it to a four‐story canvas.”
Corlin and RISK first met in 2011 when they teamed up for “Oceans at Risk,” a project that
raised money and awareness for the Heal the Bay Foundation. Since then, Corlin has
become an avid collector of RISK’s work as well as an integral part of “Team Risk.”

Most recently, RISK and Corlin collaborated on “Beautifully Destroyed,” a series of murals
across the United States, including a mural in Miami’s skid row and a mural in Los Angeles
for the Freewalls Project. Since the completion of these murals, RISK has been asked to
complete additional murals throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa.

“Painting the house is an extension of the ‘Beautifully Destroyed’ project,” RISK explains. In
addition to the exterior of the house, RISK is designing and painting a water feature as well
as various interior rooms.

Corlin has also teamed up with Roger Gastman—co‐curator of the Art in the Streets
exhibition at MOCA—to present a one night, invite‐only solo show with RISK. An
undisclosed buyer has already expressed interest in purchasing the multi‐million dollar
home as well as all of RISK’s work that will appear in the show.

“The city tried to fine me $65,000 last time I commissioned RISK,” Corlin says. “I was
outraged. They said if I wanted to make a public statement, I should have painted my house
instead of constructing an integrated scaffolding for the artwork. He thought he was being
clever, I took it to heart and painted my house.”

The house will be unveiled in May, in conjunction with RISK’s solo show.

STEFAN KOCEV X RISK……. L.A. to Paris, Citizens Of Humanity tour….

Stefan Kocev is a friend of mine who has blessed me with some great shots over the last few months, here are a few, enjoy….

IMG_5273IMG_5634IMG_5944Citizens mural with Retna Downtown LA

IMG_6113IMG_6110IMG_6184Catacombs in Paris…

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IMG_9897IMG_9976L1040554L1040466To see more of Stefan’s photos please visit Stefankocev.com

Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence

From director Roger Gastman—a producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop—comes Wall Writers, a documentary on graffiti in its innocence.

Through unprecedented access to TAKI 183, CORNBREAD, and a host of other legendary writers, Wall Writers tells the story of a time when underprivileged city kids refused to keep lurking in the shadows, when the streets were so wild that fame and infamy became indistinct, when art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art.

And the narration is done by John Waters!