Photos by G. Art by Common Cents.
It was my great fortune that on a recent trip to Los Angeles, I was hanging out with the hardest working person in Street Art – Greg of the website Melrose & Fairfax – and on a walk around the neighborhood, another great friend to the blog, Common Cents, was putting up a mural!
Common said that he’d been putting up the backdrop – comic book pages (and there were hundreds of comic book pages used) – for over 7 hours by the time we happened by!
Common Cents in action
As this is a “legal” mural, Common said that it was a nice feeling to not have to constantly look over his shoulder whilst putting up art. When you think of the you think about the organization it takes to have your materials in order, to get over your fear of heights and to put up art on the sly at all hours of the night as most street artists do, it makes you realize that the only thing criminal about this activity is that law enforcement thinks it’s wrong! I have tremendous respect for artists that go to these length to express themselves and I think it should be celebrated instead of being condemned! RESPECT!
Double Action Shot! Greg photographing Common Cents.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, check out this really awesome mural on Spaulding and Melrose.
Thanks to Common Cents and Greg for an unexpected and fabulous surprise!
Photos by Photojeninc.
Recently I interviewed Los Angeles based street artist Felix. I told you at the time that cat had nine lives and I was right! In addition to the pasting you’ll see all over the city, there’s a whole other side to Felix that is rarely seen – until now! Check out these exclusive action shots of Felix (and his dog) in Los Angeles. In a recent conversation with the artist, he told me that he’s not satisfied creatively by just doing one style of art. By incorporating wheat paste into his freestyle graffiti work, he’s raising the bar higher for the urban art movement. Felix also mentioned he has a bunch of exciting projects that will be unveiled in the not too distant future so stay tuned…
In the meanwhile, enjoy some exclusive action shots of Felix!
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Photos by G. Art by Blake.
Blake Chisels Buddha
I love stopping by Art Rev Studios in New York. There’s always great new art on the walls and you’re likely to see artist Blake Emory working on his latest masterpiece. Blake is a master of all styles from realist to abstract painting.
Zebra Collection by Blake
In addition to the great paintings such as his iconic “Zebra Collection,” (as pictured above), he showed me his painting of the New York skyline (see below) and it’s incredible.
New York Skyline by Blake
You can click on the image to enlarge and you still might not see the skyline, but it’s there! You will definitely see it in person.
Blake Chisels "Father Time"
When I visited the studio space, Blake was at work on not one but two sculptures made of out alabaster. The very top photo in this post is of the Buddha and the one above this text is entitled “Father Time.” Blake told me that as soon as the chiseling is finished, he’ll be adding a clock to the back of “Father Time” to represent the fleeting moments of life. So cool! Thanks to Blake for allowing me to capture these action shots.
Art Rev Studios is located at 548 West 28th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue.
Photos by G. Art by Russell King and Mike Die.
Russell King and Mike Die... times 4
The other day, Russell King took it to the next level (literally) by posting not one but four of his signs that were made in collaboration with artist Mike Die. The entire transaction took less than 2 minutes and I am very glad I was able to catch all the action. Since Russell and Mike’s signs are being affixed to posts, it’s not considered “vandalism.” On the same note, if you want to jack one of these works, you are going to need more than a wrench. See some shots of Russell King in action after the jump.
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