B.B. Bastidas: That New Blue Magic in DTLA Murals

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B.B. Bastidas: That New Blue Magic in DTLA Murals

B.B. Bastidas—whose deep blue artworks striped with infinite dashes recall the night sky, seen through a shaman’s eyes, the kisses of the stars raining hard upon his body–has been busy painting murals in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District on Garey Street at 3rd, as thes photos. He’s also finishing  art work for his opening…

Kustom Kulture II: All Star Legends Art Panel Saturday August 24

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Kustom Kulture II: All Star Legends Art Panel Saturday August 24

Grab your black books and cameras for Kustom Kulture II closing reception and panel this Saturday August 24 at the Huntington Beach Art Center.  Holy flash, legendary tattooist and fine artist Don Ed Hardy, the man who revived and revolutionized personal customization with his tattoo skills will be on the panel! Years ago I had…

Preview: Gail Potocki on “Fragmented Alice” at Century Guild

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Preview: Gail Potocki on “Fragmented Alice” at Century Guild

Gail Potocki is an award-winning Symbolist painter who combines the techniques of the Old Masters with 21st Century themes. With subjects ranging from the extinction of species to circus freaks, Potocki creating dramatic, evocative works in elaborate frames she makes herself, the draw the viewer into worlds of danger of beauty. Her new series “Fragmented…

TKU: Lydiaemily, Andy Moses, Kazuki Takamatsu, Sage Vaughn, Zero + Publishing

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TKU:  Lydiaemily, Andy Moses, Kazuki Takamatsu, Sage Vaughn, Zero + Publishing

  We’re excited to be seeing even more art arriving for The Karma Underground’s “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” benefit this Thursday at Angel City Brewery. And we’re eager to be surprised that night by works from artists we’ve covered like Gary Baseman, Bill Barminski, Mear One  and Allison Torneros, and to see what David…

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…

TKU Preview: Ausgang, Boyd, Heller, Neutra, Veca

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TKU Preview: Ausgang, Boyd, Heller, Neutra, Veca

The artwork for The Karma Underground‘s “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” benefit expresses a wide variety of styles and subject matter, from Anthony Ausgang’s Pop Narrative and Max Neutra’s Pop Surrealism to Matthew Heller’s line drawings and Brandon Boyd’s water colors and Mark Dean Veca’s strong graphics. These and works of over thirty other artists…

TKU Preview: Birdman, Ransom & Mitchell, Laura Schumate

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TKU Preview: Birdman, Ransom & Mitchell, Laura Schumate

On August 8, The Karma Underground presents “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”  at Angel City Brewery,  This year’s beneficiary is Tibet House U.S., dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of…

Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ Screening, Interview with Filmmakers, Special Offer!

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<em>Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’</em> Screening, Interview with Filmmakers, Special Offer!

Robert Williams is Mr Bitchin, pure and simple. He is a primogenitor, a force and  source of Pop Surrealism, Low Brow and Kustom Kulture whose generosity to younger artists is matched only by his exacting attention to detail and his deep, abiding fascination with humans and the machines they create (and destroy). And now, after…