Memo Pisa el Lodo
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The LA Weekly recently started a graffiti and street art blog.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
  Estrada Courts
Check out this excellent post by El Chavo on the Estrada Court murals that he posted on metroblogging Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007
  Funding for the (NoHo) Arts
I recently got an email fromLA City Nerd:

Know any arts organizations in NoHo that might need funding? They have about a week to complete this:

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Monday, May 28, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I have been on hiatus for the past few months.

I have been doing some thinking about what I want to do in terms of blogging. I'll post more on that later.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
  Interview with Celso
I noticed that Celso was in town recently and I wanted to ask him a few questions about his work and Los Angeles...

How was your trip to LA?
Awesome. I was so busy making and putting out works I didn't get to hang out with friends and fam. The weather was perfect on a few days too - no smog, clear skies and you could see the San Gabriel Mountains...LOVE when that happens.

What are some of your favorite things to do in LA?
Margaritas at El Coyote (trashy goodness), late night carne asada at King Taco and burritos at Adolfo's on PCH...

What are some of your favorite places in LA to see art (of any kind)?
I always drop by LACMA, Self-Help Graphics, SixSpace and like seeing all the fresh stuff on the streets and alleys too. I love older nabes, downtown and Mulholland Drive - the entire city is a glowing work of art at night.

Photo of Rodeo Dr.

What were some of your favorite places to hit up?
I like to hit places where I use to live but sometimes you stumble across a great spot or view and you just steal it. I love the fact that you can get up in broad daylight and no one seems to care. Non-traditional spots are the best, really and areas that haven't been crushed to death by mass produced stuff. I enjoy making original works and lately I'm working with Plexiglas because it really works with light and the urban landscape. The posted series (real estate and political signs) I developed in upstate New York over the summer and just knew it would work best in LA because of all the traffic....It's a cheap and double sided canvas/sculpture/installation and I found a ton of them in Orange Co.

Tell me about your character(s).
I work with models when I can afford them but usually I get friends to pose for me and when all else fails I can usually find my inspiration in the back of the LA Weekly or X-Press :)

Ever had any run-ins with the law while putting your stuff up around LA?
Not in L.A. but I've made a few acquaintances at the NYPD...

Who are some of your favorite artists?
Robbie Conal for his political posters, David Hockney's LA, Michael Amescua (of East LA) for his metal work, Ellsworth Kelly for his use of pure color, Warhol and his screen tests, and also Die Brucke expressionists like Otto Mueller. Of course, I can't forget Tiki-Jay for his passion and sculptures and my crew in NYC - Gore-B, Infinity, Dark Clouds and the Skewville bros to name just a few....

What inspires you?

My wife because she'll kill me if I left her out :) but she really is amazing. I'm also inspired by the people I meet, the uniqueness of individuals, natural landscapes, and a good motorcycle ride.

What was it like collaborating with Tiki Jay?
TJ rocks! We worked the entire time we were together - he's a machine! He killed Brooklyn and SoHo when he was here a few months ago and he showed me some great spots I'd never been to in So. Cal.

What are your observations about LA street art? –And to what extent
does it differ from NY street art?

LA is so spread out and a completely different environment to hit than New York. I usually work small here because space is such a premium. A door can get filled up in a matter of days but in LA the sky's the limit and you could literally paint the town if you can afford it. I'm inspired by the artists who work along the Freeways - I mean those works have to pop at 65mph! I want to come back soon and work a bit larger in certain places. In New York finding a spot and maintaining it is part of the challenge. I'd also like to see more colorful works in LA and I'm happy to be part of the mix.

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  That Abandoned Building on 3rd St

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
  On Sunset Blvd

Dred and Smear

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  A few pieces
Found at that abandoned building on 3rd St the other day:


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Friday, January 05, 2007
  Found on the 101 Fwy

Photo by uccloud9

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  Murals Murals Murals
I was walking down some random street in East L.A. and I came across this gorgeous wall in the middle of a residential neighborhood:

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Thursday, January 04, 2007
  This was an exciting find
The prolific as heck Los Angeles street art photographer...Chele in LA!!!

Location: I don't think she'd want me to tell. ;)

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007
  That Abandoned Building on 3rd St

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007
  Event at The Getty
Modern Art in Los Angeles: Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Mason Williams (panel discussion and performance)

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.

In the 1940s, Oklahoma City produced a group of three young men who would go on to have a profound influence on American art, music, and photography. Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Mason Williams were childhood friends, neighbors, and classmates who drove west on Route 66 after leaving high school to pursue their artistic dreams. Their destination was the seductive palm tree-lined shores of California.

Fifty years later, each is a distinguished artist in his respective field. This panel discussion reunites these friends, who will discuss their transition from Oklahoma to the City of Angels, their early careers, and the formation of an indigenous art scene in Los Angeles.

Click here for more info.

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  Beverly Blvd
I went to The Art Store the other day and this is what I found right by the front steps:

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Exploring Los Angeles' interactive urban environment.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

I live in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles and close to downtown Riverside. I like to walk around, take pictures and interact with my surroundings.

  • Wooster Collective
  • Chicano Art Magazine
  • Streetsy
  • Streetres
  • Street Stickers
  • Stencil Revolution
  • Counter Invastion
  • Ekosystem
  • Fecal Face
  • Urban Art Warfare
  • Visual Resistance
  • Guerilla Art (A Livejournal community)
  • GraffMuseum
  • Odd Wall
  • Graffiti Research Lab
  • Atomic Magdan
  • The Henry Spencer
  • Idiot the Wise Galllery
  • Robots Will Kill
  • Disassembled Formulas
  • The Bubble Project
  • Are You Generic?
  • Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Art For a Change
  • Gatukonst
  • Stickyart
  • As Melhores Propagandas do Mundo
  • The Extra Finger
  • Juxtapoz blog
  • Wall Spankers
  • The Laboratory of Living Arts
  • Koralie
  • Maya Hayuk
  • EGR
  • El Tono
  • Los Angeles Street & Public Art Sites
  • Memo Pisa el Lodo's Flickr
  • LA Mural
  • Public Art in LA
  • 50mm Los Angeles
  • SPARC Murals
  • Lurker
  • Artists (Local & World Wide)
  • Artists With a Vision
  • Asylm
  • Banksy
  • Blek Le Rat
  • Branded Bunny
  • Buff Monster
  • Celso
  • Chase
  • Chase's blog
  • Craola
  • Dan Witz
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dash2000
  • David Choe
  • East Los Streetscapers
  • Endless Love Crew
  • Flying Fortress
  • Goreb
  • Guerilla Girls
  • Infinity
  • Keep Drafting
  • Kent Twitchell
  • Jeff Soto
  • Jeff Soto's blog
  • Man One
  • Man One's Blog
  • The Flower Guy
  • Kinsey
  • Matt Sirens
  • Mear One
  • Mike Giant
  • Project Rabbit
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Revok
  • Robbie Conal
  • Saber One
  • Seizer
  • Skewville
  • Skullphone
  • Space Invaders
  • The London Police
  • Swoon
  • Upwehr
  • Visual Narcotics
  • WK
  • Zezao
  • 2 cents
  • 9
  • Memo Pisa el Lodo Interviews
  • Seizer
  • Tiki Jay
  • Los Angeles Based Blogs
  • Art Blogging LA
  • Atwater Village
  • A View From a Loft
  • Best of LA
  • Chele in LA
  • Citizen Robot
  • Eating LA
  • Ellen Bloom
  • Ensie
  • Eric Garcetti's Blog
  • Franklin Avenue
  • Green L.A. Girl
  • Here in Van Nuys
  • Hexod
  • Hollywoodland
  • LA Brain Terrain
  • Los Angeles City Nerd
  • L.A Curbed
  • LAist
  • LA Observed
  • LAPD Blog
  • LA Taco
  • LA Voice
  • Light and Sky
  • Linda Gamboa
  • Lincoln Park View
  • Living Green in L.A.
  • Los Anjealous
  • Los Angeles Daily Photo
  • Los Angeles Frog
  • Loteria Chicana
  • Meltdown Comics Blog
  • Metroblogging Los Angeles
  • Mickipedia
  • Perpetual Elaboration
  • Super Touch Blog
  • The Skunks of Los Feliz
  • Third and Fairfax
  • Tony Pierce
  • Reference Type Sites
  • Dictionary of Aerosol Art
  • Wikipedia on Street Art
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