This recent LA Times article “‘Wheaties’ artists get creative outside the box” by Hugh Hart takes a look at the current state of wheatpasted art here in LA. It’s great to see a focus on ABCNT (interviewed) featured, and the article also mentions CRYPTIK (interviewed) and Shark Toof too. I’ve not heard of wheatpaste artists as “wheaties” before so that was educational.
So young Jeff Hamada, of Booooooom fame, is putting together the “Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow.” Bam. If you’re new to Tumblr, Jeff has done your homework for you. If you have an art + photo Tumblr, now you know which list you need to be on.
The super talented SF-based artist Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) is just about to unveil a collaboration with sunglasses maker Look/See. I’ve thought Aaron’s work would translate onto a wide variety of products exceedingly well for some time now, so it’s great to see that idea reinforced here. Available this Friday, limited to 100 pieces.
This is kind of meta. A print called “The Artist” by Jeff Soto, the artist. So, a self-portrait of sorts, arguably, although I don’t see the resemblance, personally. I can speak from personal experience when I say if you don’t invest in one of your very own, you will regret it eventually. Lands at Prints on Wood this Thursday at noon.
Here’s a video from LRG about talented Australian artist couple DabsMyla who have relocated to Los Angeles. I’ve been lucky enough to see them paint in Long Beach (during Agenda) and in Hawaii (during POW WOW). Via Booooooom.