4 Aug 2013

Tonight, Sunday, Jack Grisham, Bob Forrest Read, Sign at La Luz de Jesus

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Tonight, Sunday, Jack Grisham, Bob Forrest Read, Sign at La Luz de Jesus

Punk rock has produced some pretty amazing scientists, professors, lawyers, and business people, all of whom have stayed true to their punk roots by continuing to embrace their artistic sides. Other punks have stayed in arts and music, and others have turned their (mis)adventures with sex, drug and rock n roll into the dedicated efforts…

28 Jun 2013

California Punk Rock Photo Pop-Up, Booksigning June 28-30 at La Luz de Jesus

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California Punk Rock Photo Pop-Up, Booksigning June 28-30 at La Luz de Jesus

Punk rock has had lasting grip on Los Angeles where the musical and cultural phenomenon developed from a freeways-based melting pot. The passion for punk has continued for forty years!  The GoGo’s, X, Social Distortion, Mike Watt are still big draws, and smaller bands from LA punk’s early days still play and draw fans–as well…

18 Jun 2013

Book Review: Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

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Book Review: Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

In June, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered a speech, saying: Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. Twenty-three years later, the Cacophony Society was formed (and those who follow the Goddess Eris may see a connection to that span of years!); the world as we know it has not been…

30 Apr 2013

William Stout’s “Legends of the Blues”

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William Stout’s “Legends of the Blues”

We all get the blues. When you’re feeling blue, listening to the blues can certainly ease the tears. William Stout’s Legends of the Blues will fill your eyes with wonder and take away the pain.  Stout–an award-winning artist and writer who has worked for over 45 years in various media from comics and  album covers…

23 Feb 2013

CARTWHEEL Review: “Mitch O’Connell, The World’s Best Artist”

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CARTWHEEL Review: “Mitch O’Connell, The World’s Best Artist”

It takes a lotta guts–and a certain amount of glory–to call yourself “the world’s best artist” even with your tongue firmly planted in your cheek–or someone else’s.  But Mitch O’Connell’s gloriously good-natured, candy-colored art is just so much fun to well, wallow in, that   during many hours spent immersed in O’Connell’s career-spanning tome “Mitch O’Connell,…

27 Jan 2013

PREVIEW: Printed Matter Bringing It From NY to LA Art Book Fair at MOCA-Geffen

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PREVIEW: Printed Matter Bringing It From NY to LA Art Book Fair at MOCA-Geffen

West Coast and visiting art book lovers are looking forward to the L A Art Book Fair next week at the MOCA-Geffen downtown. The first annual book fair is sponsored by Printed Matter, the legendary art bookstore based in New York. Admission is free to all events including the opening reception on Thursday evening from…

16 Jan 2013

CARTWHEEL Interview With Kirk Pederson of ZERO+ Publishing

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CARTWHEEL Interview With Kirk Pederson of ZERO+ Publishing

Last year at photo l.a.–the longest running art fair west of New York City, which opens this year on January 17–CARTWHEEL founder Cindy Schwarzstein was turned onto fine arts/photography publisher ZERO+ Publishing through their book Everyday Heroes  and Villains, a collection of portraits by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho which surveys some of the most…

15 Jan 2013

Photos: Ed Templeton “Memory Foam” at Roberts & Tilton

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Photos: Ed Templeton “Memory Foam” at Roberts & Tilton

  Two time world champion skater Ed Templeton began his career as an artist painting graphic for his pro-model skateboards on New Deal and then on boards for his own brands, including his current skate company Toy Machine. A photographer as well as a painter and graphic designer, Templeton was on hand at the opening…

15 Jan 2013

CARTWHEEL Book Review ~ Billboard Bandits: Outlaw Artists in the Sky

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CARTWHEEL Book Review ~ Billboard Bandits: Outlaw Artists in the Sky

  Walking down a street in Los Angeles you might encounter a wheatpaste poster on a wall, a stenciled face on the sidewalk, a sticker on a lamppost. And when you look up you can also find giant, spray-painted letters or characters on the most visible canvases of the street–billboards. Last month, I visited the…

18 Dec 2012

Rebel Yell: Stay Up! and Billboard Bandits Join Forces for Show

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Rebel Yell: Stay Up! and Billboard Bandits Join Forces for Show

As the Los Angeles art world kept chugging along with opening after opening inside its pristine, white walls, a group of artists went out under the cloak of the night and made art in the darkness. Working on any surface they could find, these brave souls created illegal street art unafraid of any legal consequences…

19 Nov 2012

Stay Up! Book Signing at The Last Bookstore

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Stay Up! Book Signing at The Last Bookstore

  For street art fanatics, Saturday evening was super exciting as professor and author Jim G. Daichendt hosted a signing for his book Stay Up!: Los Angeles Street Art at the Last Book Store As the first street art book dedicate solely to Los Angeles, “Stay Up!” has been received warmly by the street art…