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.
Benjie just added the Black Basic T to his Stay Weird Forever online shop. Now you don’t have to work out in order to rep the SWF! And in almost-semi-related news, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom fame was kind enough to post the Burgerlords tee Benjie did for the homies at LA burger hotspot The Oinkster on his Instagram yesterday.
I got to meet Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar during POW WOW 2013. He’s actually the Lead Director of the event and he and his family built the incredible Utopium house which houses the artists for the duration each year. Listen to Kamea describe how Pow Wow came together with Jasper Wong and the help of local entrepreneurs like Tiffany Tanaka of Fresh Cafe. Lots of insight about a really great event to be absorbed here. Via TEDxMaui. [Watch Video]
I went to check out the current Takashi Murakami exhibit ARHAT at Blum & Poe in Culver City yesterday. It pretty much blew all of Murakami’s previous work I’d seen completely out of the water. I thought it was incredible. I really enjoyed the fascinating mixture of Buddhist, Shinto, and Taoist iconography, the Hayao Miyazaki references, the bright colors, the overall abundance of detail, and his hilarious self portraits. The main room contained three huge paintings, which had enough detail that I could have spent twice as long staring at them, and still not seen everything. [View Photos]