Last Thursday, I went to a great opening event for the current Theo Ehret: The Grand Olympic exhibit at 722Figueroa. Ehret was the house photographer at the Olympic Auditorium from 1965-1985, and built an amazing portfolio of compelling sports photography. The exhibit runs through the end of this month, from 2pm-5pm by appointment only. Check some of Ehret’s great work from the show here, courtesy of the guys at 722. And there’s a great video too. [View Photos & Video]
It’s been quite a while since I last posted an interview here. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with one of LA’s most prolific street artists. If you live in or around the City of Angels, you’ve almost definitely seen the work of ABCNT wheat pasted heavily across the landscape. Unlike myself, he is a man of action, and of few words, but read on to learn about life, the universe, and Iranian Vampire Westerns. [Read Interview]
LA Taco recently posted a Seizer One interview. I think it’s safe to say he’s one of LA’s most prolific wheat paste artists. It’s hard not to see his iconic imagery in some areas. Interesting to read what makes such a hard-working artist tick…
Did you know there’s a Stanley Kubrick exhibit opening up at LACMA this Thursday? It’s in Members-only preview mode at the moment, and you can check out a few photos at C-Monster. It looks like a pretty comprehensive review of the director’s work, including still photography, and even some unfinished projects. There’s no emergency getting over there though, as it’s open through June 30, 2013.
Check out this short video with Flea, the legendary bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers. It describes the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which he helped found 11 years ago. They do great things to keep music education alive here in Los Angeles, including quite a lot of full scholarships. They are raising funds in the hopes of expanding into a larger building. [Read More] [Watch Video]
Check out this nice time-lapse video the homie Nima Neems (of Digital Gravel fame) made of LA-based street artist Sharktoof getting up in the Middle East earlier this year. It was shot in a parking lot in Dubai. Check out the can control on display. Not your typical graffiti! If you’d like to check out some of his work in person, he has a solo exhibit opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice this Saturday.