While attempting to do a top 5 graffiti spots in LA., I quickly realized that I have to consider a lot of factors: times, dates, impact, etc. So its now my top 10 graffiti endeavors in Los Angeles over the years….Read More Here.
After touring Asia with dates in Taiwan and Tokyo, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! takes to its hometown Oahu, Hawaii for its 2016 festivities. Taking place over the course of Chinese New Year and the weekend of Valentine’s Day in the city’s Kakaʻako area, it goes without saying that an air of ingenuity was present, as both local and international artists brought stark, plain walls and panels to life with bold renderings. Painting feverously under the beating sun, iconic graffiti artists such as Slick, Sket One and Risk were in attendance, painting alongside new wave acts like Pantone and 1010, who use formative lines and harsh shadows to create optical illusions..(Read More Here)
In The Studio With Legendary GraffitiWriter and Artist, RISK
You can’t talk about Los Angeles graffiti without talking about RISK.
For nearly four decades, Los Angeles-based artist RISK has crushed the streets with the graffiti aesthetics that he helped to pioneer; from highway overpasses to dilapidated buildings, walls, trains and buses. He’s played an insurmountable role in not only solidifying Los Angeles as a graffiti hub, but pioneering a dangerous and beautiful art that has made him one of the most influential figures for subsequent generations of graffiti artists.
Havoc had the opportunity to stop by RISK’s studio last week, where the legendary writer took us through everything from his first tag and early days getting up at Pan Pacific Auditorium and Motor Yard, to making the world his canvas, having the opportunity to work with Michael Jackson and Ice Cube, and his new.. READ MORE HERE!
Last month Coors Light offered to sponsor a mural. They said paint whatever you want to do and when your done invite a couple hundred of your friends and we’ll cater a party for the unveil. They once again did a top notch job. They had a few DJ’s, few bars , hors d’oeuvres, ice sculptures, give aways and a few coors light models handing out swag. GOOD TIMES! Thank you Coors light!view from the roof top…