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LOCOS REDUX: The Lost LA Years

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Jack Kerouac said in On the Road that "Somebody tipped the American continent like a pinball machine and all the goofballs came rolling to LA in the southwest corner." And that seems pretty accurate. But what about those who were raised here? Are they the children of Kerouac's tilt, or something else entirely?

Perseverance: An Evolution of Japanese Tattoos (NSFW)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As tattoos become more mainstream and acceptable in modern society, so does the importance to understand the rich tradition, training, craftsmanship, discipline, scholarship, and trajectory of the art form.

The Current State of Muralism (Part IV)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Chicano street graffiti had always been considered uncultivated, lowbrow, and subversive, yet this type of urban artwork was present in ancient civilizations like: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Turkey, and Mesoamerica.

Mike Giant Inks A Huge Wall in Chinatown

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York has seen its share of giants. For most people, Mike is just another one. But for fans of cholo-style graffiti and tattoo-inspired art, he is...

The Influence of the LA Streets on Art

Tom Gregory | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

L.A. Influential features a panel of native Los Angeles artists discussing the current interest in LA's diverse subcultures' impact on art as demonstrated in exhibitions such as MOCA's Art in the Streets.