Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Art In the Streets

We took advantage of the long holiday weekend to finally make it over to see the art exhibit all of Los Angeles is talking about. Art In The Streets is the first ever comprehensive retrospective of graffiti and street art. The scope of the exhibit is awesome, in the most literal sense of the world. The huge Geffen Contemporary space in Little Tokyo is filled to the brim with the best in street art, dating back to it's origins in the late 1960s. It was amazing to see how wide a variety the generic moniker "street art" encapsulates, from the early Latino gang writing on walls around Los Angeles, to the politically charged pieces by Banksy or the colorful work of Keith Haring.

Some of our personal favorite pieces were, as always, the folk-inspired work of late Bay Area artist Margaret Kilgallen as well as the installation by Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos. If you live in Los Angeles, stop by the show and let us know what your favorites are.

top to bottom: exhibition poster featuring work by Barry McGee; trailer for OUTSIDE IN, a film by Alex Stapleton and Levi's; Margaret Kilgallen; Banksy; Keith Haring; early Latino writing in Los Angeles, installation by AMAZE

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