Questions and Answers with Street Artist Kai Aspire

Posted by The G on November 30, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Art by Kai Aspire.

If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve surely seen the work of Kai Aspire.  His iconic parody of the Marlboro Red cigarette pack (Morons – see pictures below) has been pasted everywhere!  His art has made the leap from the streets to the galleries, but little is known about Kai Aspire – until now!  I recently sat down with the reclusive artist and he answered a few questions.  Enjoy!

Morons by Kai. Photo by Kong

According2G: Tell us a little bit about your background including how you got started in street art?

Kai:I grew up in a house full of art, so technically speaking it’s in my “blood.” I think I got into street art when I was around 12 years old. I surfed, skated, snowboarded, and that kind of stuff and street art always has some kind of connection to those activities, but the real game changer was seeing Banksy’s show in LA. I didn’t even know it was street art, I looked at it and thought it was extremely clever and well put together.

Photo by Birdman

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Watch For Morons Turning Vehicles

Posted by The G on November 20, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Kai Aspire.

Watch For Morons Turning Vehicles

Watch For Morons Turning Vehicles

It’s a sign!

Happy Birthday, Kai Aspire

Posted by The G on November 17, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Kai Aspire.

Kai

Morons by Kai Aspire

Happy birthday to Los Angeles based street artist Kai Aspire!  Kai’s art is really great as you can see above.  Kai recently answered some questions for According2g.com, so watch this space as it will be posted very soon!  Thanks in advance for that Kai and I hope you have a great birthday!

Morons by Kai

Posted by The G on September 16, 2010 under Encounters with G, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G (except where noted).  Art by Kai.

Morons - Foolish Choice by Kai.

On my recent working/vacation to Los Angeles, I was very excited to check out the latest in the world of street art.  I’ll be posting my findings in the coming days and weeks, so please be patient.  One of the rulers of the streets at the moment is Kai or Kaiaspire.  I saw the Marlboro-parody cigarette pack ads: Morons all over the streets of Los Angeles.  Of course, I loved this immediately.  Several blocks later, I discovered another image of Marlon Brando wearing the logo on a T-shirt.  Genius!

By breaking the main rule of not walking in LA, several blocks later, on a walk through the city, I ran into the artist! For obvious reasons, the artist did not want to show their face, but I was allowed to have the following photo taken:

Kai and G. Photo by Bill G.

Thanks Kai!  Keep up the great work!  Would love to see you around in the Big Apple!

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