Memo Pisa el Lodo
Sefi on Hollywood Blvd
As I was walking home the other day from the Hollywood and Highland subway stop, I passed by some dude named Sefi selling some of his paintings:
I fell in love with these paintings of a Brazilian neighborhood (his wife is Brazilian and he visited Brazil a few years ago) that I bought one of 'em:
Labels: Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, paintings, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo, Sefi
Its been a while since I posted a culture jam..
Photo by True2death
Found on a 10 fwy onramp in Santa Monica
Labels: 10 freeway, freeway onramps, freeways, Los Angeles, photos by true2death, Santa Monica Pier, Wheatepastes
An East L.A. Mural
I found this mural at some random side street in East L.A. That is one of the things I love about this part of town, you can be walking down some random side street and you'll unexpectedly find something beautiful that was made with soul to look at. Unfortunately, I don't even remember where it is.
Artist: I can't make out the signature on the second photo.
Labels: Chicano Art, East L.A., Legal Murals, Los Angeles, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo
I went to check out the Puro Muerto exhibit
at the Central Library
yesterday. I loved it. Go check it out!
Painting by Emilia Garcia
Also, there are going to be several Dia de Los Muertos
celebrations all over the city. This is probably the most comprehensive list of events that I am aware of
. If anybody knows of a more extensive list, please let me know.
This is my favorite festivity of the year.
Labels: Dia De Los Muertos, Downtown Los Angeles, group shows, Los Angeles Downtown Library, Puro Muerto
Miss Van in L.A.
Word of mouth had it that there were some wall pieces by Miss Van
(a women's clothing store on Melrose) that were going to be painted over soon. I wasn't aware of any pieces by Miss Van in LA, so I had to go check it out for myself. These are some photos I took last week:
Labels: Fornarina, Legal Murals, Los Angeles, Miss Van, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo
Event at Union Station
As someone who has been taking public transportation in LA since I was an egg, I love the idea behind this event:
Labels: Downtown Los Angeles, events, Los Angeles, Union Station
Found @ USC by the Communications Dept.
Labels: annonymous, Hearts, Los Angeles, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo, Red Hearts, USC
Legal Graffiti Walls
Check out this map of legal graffiti walls
around the country.
Thanks to this post by Wooster Collective
for the heads up.
Labels: legal graffiti, map of legal graffiti walls
Check out Jeff Soto's interesting post about his recent visit to Los Angeles here
Labels: Jeff Soto, Los Angeles
SOS Space Invader
Found on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Fairfax:
Photo by Ileone
Labels: Fairfax Ave, photos by Ileone, Santa Monica Blvd, Space Invader
Several weeks ago I came across the Anahuac mural in Boyle Heights. Its this 400 sq ft mural on the perimeter wall of Roosevelt High. It is a mural celebrating the history and accomplishments of Mexico and Central America. It took the muralist Nelyollotl Toltecatl six years to complete this mural
Here are some shots I took:
The close ups that I put up are somewhat a disjointed story of what the mural actually depicts. More pictures of the mural can be found here
Also, the mural is on Mott St between 4th and 6th.
Labels: Anahuac mural, Boyle Heights, East L.A., Legal Murals, Los Angeles, Mott St, Nelyollotl Toltecatl, Roosevelt High
Looks like it is underneath an LA river bridge.
Photo by no.fi
I always wonder if these people who accidently end up in photos I post up here ever actually visit this site and go "oh shit wtf?"
Labels: Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Photos by no.fi, Ribbon Controller, Wheatepastes
More of that mysterious bird that is all over the city.
Photo by Ileone
[Edited note: Tags have been updated 12-18-06]
Labels: 4eightyone, Downtown Los Angeles, Main St, photos by Ileone
Red Pepper on a Skateboard
This little guy is close to the corner of 1st St and St Louis(?) in Boyle Heights. Its a "legal" piece that is part of a store front.Its right next to Ernesto de la Loza's Bridges to East L.A. mural
. Anyway, I've always thought it as cute.
Labels: Boyle Heights, East L.A., photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo, Red Pepper, Skateboard, St Louis St.
I found this on the corner of 4th and Mott in East L.A. a while back. What the devil does it mean?
Labels: Downtown Los Angeles, East L.A., Mott St, Murals, mysterious things, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo
Collete Fu's Photo Binge
If you go to the Hollywood and Highland redline station and go down these flights of stairs...
and then another flight of stairs...
And look to your left, you will find a series of very busy and surreal images.
More info can be found here
. (The link says that the photos are at the 7th St/Metro station and makes no mention of them being at the Hollywood/Highland station. Well, they are certainly at the Hollywood/Highland station.- I haven't personally seen them at the 7th St/Metro station though.)
Labels: Collete Fu, Hollywood/Highland Redline Station, MTA Art, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo, Redline Stations
no.fi ~ Hollywood
I found this on Wilcox somewhere between Hollywood Blvd and Franklin:
Its not there anymore.
Labels: Hollywood, Los Angeles, no.fi, photos by Memo Pisa el Lodo, Wilcox Ave