Is that a huge pile of cocaine, a rolled up 20 dollar bill and an American 'Excess' card? It's not hard to understand why people are bowing down to LA street artist Plastic Jesus and his wonderfully satirical brand of subversive art.
Knowing the intimate details of the city enables an artist to find the cuts and spots to place art where both the art, and the urban environment, will shine. Look at the streets. They are full with love letters.
Street art is an active genre that it is still developing, and at this stage in time the modern street art movement has witnessed three distinct generations of artists -- the pioneers, the soldiers and the fame bangers.
With no advance arrangements, it was a little sketchy if we were going to be able to do it at all. Would there be a shut down intersection? Would people show up? Would police stop us? Would others like it?
2011 saw the most ambitious graffiti and street art museum exhibition ever with MOCA's "Art in the Streets." The show had record attendance and will be most remembered for giving a new level of legitimacy to art on the streets.