Memo Pisa el Lodo
Entry #7 A rooftop in Somewhere in Hollywood
Entry # 6 LJ RSS Feed
LJ RSS Feed: http://www.livejournal.com/users/lastreetart/
A very special thank you to Stochasticgirl
for setting this up!
Does it work?
Entry #5 Kidd Ontology
Recently, my friend Kidd Ontology
visited Los Angeles, and made an interesting post
on his visit to Highland Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here is a photo from his entry:
While you are at it, check out his interview
with Brooklyn based artist,Me_Otch
Also, check out his interview
with London based artist, D*Face
Entry #4 Time Magazine
A few months ago, (October 2005) Times magazine did an article on Street art. Here is their online photoessay
. Los Angeles street artists Buff Monster, Branded
, Tiki Jay One, and Shepard Fairey
Entry #3: Los Angeles Street Art- A Google Search
What turns up when one does a google search with the key words "Los Angeles Street Art"?
All kinds of stuff. But here are somes sites that particularly caught my attention:
*Somebody's flickr account titled "Los Angeles Street Art".
I highly recommend it. A lot of pictures. I particularly found this one interesting:
Whenever I see a public piece, I always wonder the contextual info. I.e. What time of day or night was this? What do they look like? Who was around? Etc.
*There is even a website called Public Art in LA!
*A site titled 50mm Los Angeles
, proclaims to be Los Angeles' original graffiti art website. Its very extensive and intense.
*A site documenting local murals
*Mural Conservacy of Los Angeles
*Buff Monster's photos
of his stuff all over the place. The cans are GORGEOUS!! As shown below:
*An interesting blog
within this very interesting website, Visual Resistance
I stopped looking after page 26.
Entry 2: "I don't want this for Christmas"
Has anybody noticed these posters plastered all over town? I started noticing these about a month ago around the neighborhood.
"In San Francisco, critics have expressed their disapproval by adding some spray paint of their own to the Sony ads. On a wall outside a beer garden in San Francisco's bohemian Mission District that caters to motorcyclists and bike messengers, someone spray-painted over every character, adding the commentary, "Advertising directed at your counter-culture." "
The excerpt above is from an article by Wired, Sony Draws Ire with PSP Graffiti
Here are some defaced sony adverts taken in San Fransico published in the above Wired article:The writing on the wall reads "Advertising directed at your counter culture".
Here is a photo I took the other day while walking past the corner of Melrose and Vista:
A few days ago I noticed that it has been painted over.
Entry 1: Welcome
"In a world saturated with high priced corporate imagery, beyond just having a charming aesthetic, the stencil is a cheap and effective way for an artist or activist to put their work in front of the public and level the playing field." -Shepard Fairey
"My drive is the need to see art on blank spaces, to breathe life into derelict sites. It often makes people think twice about vandalizing them, just as you wouldn't throw a piece of wood onto the fire if it were carved into a beautiful figure or animal."- Nylon
(The above quotes are found in Tristan Manco's book "Stencil Graffiti").
**Above: "Kissing Coppers" by Banksy, found somewhere in the UK, 2005?
Welcome to MemoPisaElLodo.blogspot.com. It is a work in process. The over all goal is to document whatever public art Memo Pisa El Lodo come across that arbitrarily strikes the fancy.
Local stuff (i.e. Los Angeles) will be posted more so than non-local stuff, however public art found in other places will also be posted every now and then (like in this first entry).
I am still making this up as I go along.