Billboard Bandits/Stay Up! LA Street Art – Art Show & Book Release!

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Don’t miss out on this great event coming up this thursday during ART WALK LA.

Billboard Bandits and Stay Up! will be available for purchase as well as shirts, prints and other artwork.

12/13/12 – Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Lounge
Located in the lobby of the historic MALDEF building at:
634 S. Spring St. LA, CA 90014

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art is an investigation of the global phenomenon of street art. Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, it offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is widely popular yet has been the subject of speculation and much uncertainty.Questions whether street art is the next major art movement or if it a simply a trend and the differences between graffiti and street art are explored. A number of counterintuitive themes plague street art but that does not stop the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this engaging and exciting art form.Street art has exploded as a creative outlet and progressed from a counter culture movement based in graffiti in previous decades to a legitimate business platform in design, fashion, film, publishing, and art. The author explores the uniqueness of L.A. along with some of the successes and pitfalls these creative artists encounter. The major themes presented will familiarize the reader with the street art scene in L.A. and add new meaning to this creative capital.  

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Billboard Bandits – Outlaw Artists in the Sky

Billboard Bandits – Outlaw Artists in the sky is unlike any other book in its genre, delving deep into the worlds of graffiti and street art yet focusing on the fascination with conquering billboards. While graffiti itself is illusive in nature, billboard graffiti takes it a step further as one of the most daring aspects of the craft. The book itself includes photos and interviews from artists all over America and the UK. The first hand accounts enable the reader to feel present in the world of these individual artists. Some of them are raw and gritty vandals while others provide more of a fine art feel. They specialize in everything from integrating their pieces into the advertisement itself to adding their artwork to the blank billboard back. A select group of these street artists are referred to as “billboard liberators”, manipulating the ads to fit their own agenda and convey their message. While each one is unique, they are united by one common thread – they are the billboard bandits.

Check out Billboard Bandit’s video HERE

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