Take It Easy

One week from today, LA-based artist Benjie Escobar will unveil a new body of work at the beautiful HutchLA boutique/gallery space in Verdugo Village, NELA. His latest work was inspired by the culture and lifestyle in East Los Angeles, and will include custom low rider bikes, original canvases, screen prints and original Benjie Escobar flash tattoos by Beautiful Truth Ink, with snacks from East Los Musubi. Check out Benjie’s instagram for sneak peeks of the work. Festivities begin at 5pm – see you there.

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Saber Relaunch

I got to meet legendary Angeleno graffiti writer SABER during POW! WOW! Hawaii this week. When it comes to graffiti, it’s hard to think of a bigger name – he’s one of the most accomplished members of the world famous MSK / AWR crew, and he’s also credited with doing the largest piece in the world – on the walls of the LA river (buffed out now unfortunately). We had a great chat and he turned out to have tons of interesting thoughts about art and politics and life in general. His website has recently relaunched – check out his blog for more.

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Avalokiteshvara

This amazing new Avalokiteshvara framed print from LA’s own CRYPTIK is being released on art retail site 1xRUN right about…now. The signed, numbered, and framed edition of 75 is a 24″ x 24″ 7-Color metallic ink screen print on 250gsm Black Arches fine art paper. Check out the whole POW! WOW! 2015 print series on 1xRUN here.

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Esoteric Alphabet

This new print from LA-based artist Alex Kizu, aka Defer, is part of the 3rd Annual POW! WOW! Hawaii Print Exhibition available in conjunction with art retailer 1xRUN. Looks like the signed, numbered edition of 50 sold out in less than 12hrs, as did the three other offerings from Defer which were released yesterday! Check out the whole series here. Stay tuned for a great CRYPTIK print which drops later today.

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