Posted by The G on April 4, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.



Loving the Retna mural (which has been covered in miscellaneous graffiti despite security cameras) in the background.

The Retna Mural on Bowery and Houston is Complete

Posted by The G on March 12, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Retna.

Retna Mural on Bowery and Houston in New York

Looks amazing!

Extreme Closeup!


Retna Mural on Bowery and Houston

Posted by The G on March 4, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Retna.

Retna Mural - Close Up

Retna Mural - Close Up

The ever changing mural on Bowery and Houston is getting another face-lift.  This time, LA graffiti artist Retna is getting up.  As of the morning of March 4, 2012, the mural is still a work in progress but from what we can see so far, it looks like it’s going to be really awesome!

Retna Mural - In Progress

Retna Mural - In Progress


“Ward of the State” at Rivera and Rivera

Posted by The G on June 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Christoph Schmidberger

Tony Ward by Christoph Schmidberger

Los Angeles!  One of the most gorgeous men to have ever walked among us, Tony Ward, is being immortalized in an exhibit entitled “Ward of the State” at Rivera and Rivera in West Hollywood.  18 artists (including Greg Gorman, Steven Klein, Patrick Hoelck, Patrick Martinez, Herb Ritts, Estevan Oriol, RETNA, Tony Ward, Paul Rusconi, Bruce Weber, Robert Standish, Michael Gregg Michaud, Jules Muck, Rick Castro, Christoph Schmidberger, Ray Turner and Maya Mercer) have paid tribute to the man and the muse who Paris Vogue called “male icon of the century.”  Fashionistas will recognize Tony Ward from his appearances in ads for Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Calvin Klein.  He has also been prominently featured in Madonna’s racy “Justify My Love” video as well as her “Sex” book.

Pure Hustle by Patrick Martinez

Pure Hustle by Patrick Martinez

The exhibit is great as you’ll see tributes to the man in paintings, photography and video.  You’ll see sides of Tony Ward that you’ve never seen before and you’ll also see sides of him that you’ll want to stare at over and over again.



“Ward of the State” is showing at Rivera and Rivera (located at 454 North Robertson Blvd.) in West Hollywood through June 20, 2011. 

See a bonus image of Tony Ward in his birthday suit after the jump.

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“Art In The Streets” at MOCA

Posted by The G on May 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Any Person Found Painting Graffiti on These Premises Will Be Reported - To The Nearest Art Dealer by Banksy.

Prior to the opening of the “Art In The Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the exhibit.  MOCA’s Jeffrey Deitch ordered the removal of a mural he sanctioned, the final list of included artists was missing many legends in street art and many artists were getting busted by police.  I had mixed feelings going into the exhibit but from the second I set foot until the moment I left, all I can say is that if you are a fan of street art or graffiti, you cannot even think about missing this exhibit.

Keith Haring

First off, the “Art In The Streets” exhibit is enormous!  There are approximately 65 sections featuring different periods and artists in this urban movement and each portion is more amazing than the one before it.  Alleyways and the influential New York art space Fun Gallery have been recreated, large scale murals are featured everywhere, and there are photos, paintings, sculptures and films throughout the exhibit.  This is in fact one of the rare instances where the catalog of the show is worth getting.  Ironic, since they allow photography (without the use of flash) inside the museum.  Typically, museums will not allow photos so that you will buy the book, but I will certainly mention this exhibit the next time I enter a museum and they try and stop me from taking pictures.

Fun Gallery

Some of the artists that are prominently featured are Rammellzee, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Banksy, Jamie Reid, Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Lee Quinones, Roa, Eine, Craig Stecyk III, Gusmano Cesaretti, Retna, Chaz Bojorquez, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Ed Templeton, Kaws, Larry Clark, Craig Costello, Terry Richardson, Mark Gonzales, Cheryl Dunn, Neckface, Freedom, Andre, Os Gemeos, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Revok, JR and so many more!  You will definitely need several hours to attempt to take it all in.

Os Gemeos

 “Art In The Streets” is on display until August 8, 2011 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles and you should not miss it under any circumstance!

Partial view of "Art In The Streets" at MOCA

The Spray Paint Hall of Fame

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