Nov 012007
 

Who buffed the MOS-LA walls??
…that’s a question we all want answered!

As many of you know, the Meeting of Styles event was a beautiful thing. Hundreds of artists working side by side in unity, creating some wonderful master pieces of self-expression as a gift to the people of L.A..

We’ve received nothing but congratulations from artists, community leaders, local activists, businesses, community groups, and citizens alike for putting on this event.

Unfortunately, a small minority of people don’t believe in unity and public self expression, even when done legally and with permission. Some people still prefer to hold a negative viewpoint on anything created by young people of color, especially if the preferred art tool is a spray can.

There is a controversy brewing in the Arroyo Confluence where the murals were painted. Someone has decided to go down there and vandalize the mural by buffing out about 300 feet of the artwork. No one has claimed responsibility or admitted to giving the order to buff.

It’s obvious that it was done “professionally” and not by a couple of guys with rollers. Whoever did this had to have driven down to the river fully equipped with spray guns, a compressor, and several 5 gallon buckets full of dull grey paint. Although they didn’t finish the job, they were able to destroy enough of it to make you sick to your stomach.

Who would do such a thing? Although there are many speculations, we don’t know for certain who committed this act of censorship. The only thing certain is that it was someone who doesn’t believe in art or fears it greatly.

Public radio stations have gotten wind of this story and contacted us and FoLAR about it.
This week, Man One and Lewis MacAdams were on the air of KPFK’s popular morning show,
“Uprising” to discuss the matter.

Here’s the LINK to their blog and you can hear the interview STREAMED HERE as well…

L.A. public radio station, KPCC is also doing a piece to air soon..

We’ll keep you posted.

Oct 292007
 

Well here is the story….

Gloria Molina is painting over the Meeting of Styles murals

What does Gloria Molina think of the arts? Very little in fact she calls some of it vandalism. Not sure how many of you had the chance to see the historic event at the LA River where more than 150 graff artists painted murals on both sides of the LA River making it the largest graff event on the western hemisphere, second to Germany’s same event. You had the new school graff artists painting alongside legends. Well it was too good to to be true cuz with all the necessary permits from LA County, the city of LA and the Army Corp of Engineers, Gloria Molina’s taste and ego won over and she ordered the white washing of the murals which they started doing this weekend.

This is a battle of censorship and for preservation of the arts in this City, as we have seen murals in schools being painted over because of cultural & political content that someone decided wasn’t art or appropriate. This battle could set a historic precedent for art in LA but especially for our nieghborhoods and youth.

Here is the pictures I took of all our finished and permitted work….

YR CREW

LOD CREW

LOD DOUBLE O G’s

COI CREW

DTK CREW

TITS CREW

SH CREW

PDB CREW

ORC CREW

SKA CREW!

UTI CREW!

I2W CREW

VISIONS CREW

MEAR ONE

UCA STN CREWS…

K4P CREW

MAK CREW!

DCV CREW

LOD roll call..

ANGER CBS CREW

DYTCH 66 CBS CREW

BLEEK CBS CREW

CDP CREW

CDP CREW

RISK & ABEL MSK

RIME MSK KCW

SEVER MSK

GREASER MSK SKA

REVOK MSK AWR

CRISE

A.E CREW

JABER KYT DTC

NAUT

BONKERS

??????? My personal fav….

? CRISE

AWOL ONE & SWEL PVS

BARF & FART

REVEL

RIP MOS 2007…GOOD TIMES…FUCK THE BUFF!

Oct 212007
 

Here are some of the flicks from the second day…

Vert was there early getting a jump on day 2.

A photo of a great photographer.. Mr. Eriberto Oriol ( http://www.eribertooriol.com ). The Oriol’s are a great family too btw.. Legends in the game.. Much Respect.

Notorious Ones…

Doxology Doxanetics..

Hahahaha “Hold it with bolth hands”

Legends! The weekend was full of suprises.. This one was great..

2nd day coming to an end.. Time to Relax

Man one doing a lil body painting? ha

Roll Call..

Double O GEEZ! (I have the pic where we’re all smiling too, but smiling aint gangsta)

The G A N G! Out to O.G SKEZ ONE! NTS SKA DOPE MOB

” As long as I have a can in my hand I’ll always have something to say” – Pryer One

“And then pop bottles..” THE GOOSE!

Oct 182007
 

This event was put on by Man One over at Crewest gallery.. Basically it was the top graffiti artists / Crews from Los Angeles (and a couple cats from here and there) come out for two days to paint a huge section of the Los Angeles River. They gave each crew a certain amount of space to work with… and these are the flicks…

Thinking of a master plan..

All the black space was ours to fill :)

“Still” sketch out…

Tools of the trade.. Thank you to Sabotaz Paint for sponsoring the event..

I took a break on filling in the “Kickin” to take some flicks and talk some shit…

Chorchi’s back w/ the beer… Time to ROCK!!

Back to work..BIG GUS!!!

Workig on some ass! ha.

Working hard…

Coming together..

To the right…

To the left..

Miles UTI… I love this shit…

I was tripping out on the paint dude brought to get busy with… Secrets that make a classic artist???????????????

CHROME YELLOW… YES!

Day one is winding down and so are we.. Bud Light was the real sponsor of the day..

STILL

KICK’N

ASS

Superstar Autographs..

Up top view to the left of the bridge…

Up top view to the right of the bridge..

Day TWO coming up… Stay Tuned!