You’re invited to the unveiling of the Andy Warhol mural Saturday January 25 from 4pm to 7pm at the Box Depot. The mural, located on the Box Depot Building, is collaboration between Cryptik, photographer Karen Bystedt, and painter Nick Flatt, and is legally permitted under the new city mural ordinance. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cryptik Movement is a public art campaign dedicated to helping humanity evolve towards greater awareness and understanding through the use of compelling, iconic imagery that demands both scrutiny and reverie. Their main objective is to challenge people to think of other possibilities and to see a different reality; one that encompasses many ideologies, philosophies, and belief systems in order to help us better understand our place in the universe.
Karen Bystedt photographed Andy Warhol during his Factory days, and has collaborated with other artists including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito and Tonia Calderon. Her work is the permanent collections of The Andy Warhol Museum, The Hearst Foundation, Prince Albert of Monaco, and Tomasso Buti, among others.
Photorealist painter Nick Flatt was phtograpahed in the act of painting the Warhol mural (above). His work whets the viewer’s unconscious appetite for consumption, while inviting us to be repulsed by their honest unmasking.
Branded Arts has produced and curated several large-scale art exhibitions along with over 70 public mural projects around Los Angeles. Branded Arts hopes to commission famous artists to paint public murals at local properties, developments, youth centers, recreation centers, and schools. Their aim is to send an inspirational message with these art projects, give people a creative outlet, and to always display positive imagery. With public school budget cutbacks significantly impacting art programs around the country, Branded Arts feels that it is up to independent organizations to help facilitate and introduce art to young people.