Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Source Magazine News – RISK / Buckshot Gallery

Legendary Graffiti Writer/Artist Kelly “RISK” Graval Partners With Regime Management’s Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel & Local Entrepreneurs Howard Spunt and Bryan Spunt To Open New Buckshot Art Gallery October 17

Graffiti Artist and innovator/icon RISK has announced his new partnership with Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel from Regime Management, and local entrepreneurs/philanthropists Howard Spunt and Bryan Spunt, for the grand opening of the Buckshot Art Gallery in Santa Monica. The art gallery will feature a mixture of urban and fine art, and is set to have its first exhibition on October 17th, 2015. In the conjunction with the launch of the gallery, Buckshot has also launched an online E-Commerce site to sell prints and original works of art online at
Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine 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 togallery and museum showings around the world; RISK has transformed from a street artist to a respected icon in the contemporary art world.
RISK recently released a 350 page retrospective book Old Habits Die Hard via Detroit based publisher 1xRUN. The book was put together with the help of prolific writer and curator Roger Gastman, who worked with RISK to recount a career spanning over four decades and detail his history, failures, success and of course the many brushes with the law.
Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel are Co-Founders of The Regime, a management and entertainment services company with over 25 cutting edge clients that include multi-platinum artists, producers and talent from diverse genres of music and entertainment fields. They also co-own and partner in several media companies and independent record labels distributed by Universal / INgrooves Music and Sony Music including Suburban Noize Records, Battle Axe Records, Island Empire Records, and The Empire Agency; an international talent agency.
Howard Spunt, a resident of Malibu, is a real estate entrepreneur with almost 30-years in the shopping center industry. Spunt who is also an artist, discovered his passion for art when he stumbled into a small art store while wandering through Europe. Last year Spunt opened an art gallery in the artsy, urban neighborhood around Pico and 32nd street in Santa Monica. The gallery will be expanded and become the new home of Buckshot…..READ MORE HERE.

Legendary Graffiti Artist Kelly “RISK” Graval Partners With The Regime Management & Spunt Co. To Open New Buckshot Art Gallery

Buckshot Gallery is set for its first Exhibition on October 17th, 2015


Graffiti originator/Artist and icon RISK has announced his new partnership with Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel from The Regime Management, and local entrepreneurs/philanthropists Howard Spunt and Bryan Spunt, for the grand opening of the Buckshot Art Gallery in Santa Monica, California.The art gallery will feature a balanced blend of both urban and fine art, and is set to have their first exhibition on October 17th, 2015. The exhibition is titled “Noche De Calaveras” and will be curated by RISK. Attendees can expect to see works from some of the most renowned artists and photographers in the world. The mixed media pieces will consist of painted skulls and photographic concepts as seen through the eyes of the artists.


RISK! “Old Habits Die Hard” –



RISK has always been about taking risks. What kind? Whatcha got? Street Art? A blank wall, bus, or train car? To quote the title of RISK’s new beautifully illustrated hardcover memoir, “Old Habits Die Hard”, there is no risk too great for this legendary artist.

New Orleans’ French Quarter was where the Strip Club and Bar, “Wolf Girl” stood, until it sadly burned down. When it was reopened, now called “Kelly’s”, it was simply a bar. 1967 was when the Owner’s newly born Grandson was named “Kelly,” after their Louisiana Restaurant and Bar.
Kelly Graval’s parents divorced when he was very young, causing him to be shuffled around from Mom to Dad to Grandma to Dad to Grandpa, and on, and on…as goes the lifestyle of many children of divorce…. READ MORE HERE