In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.
On Saturday May 30, 2015 I photographed the mondo-chic attendees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 36th Annual Gala as they arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.
Two people walk into a bar... and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. It's not your typical joke punchline.
Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.
Art patrons scramble trying to figure out which exhibition will have the best opening and art party. Yes, there are a few galleries that choose a later date to celebrate the opening of the next exhibition, but most have not strayed from this ritual.
It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.
One look at the new Hennessy V.S. limited edition label design (available in July) and you could accuse its creator, Shepard Fairey of becoming a softy. But he'll gladly drink to that since his use of floral motifs represent a new perspective on life.