Photos from “The Future is Blight @ LeBasse Projects

Street Art // Friday, April 19, 2013
Last weekend saw the opening of TrustoCorp’s new solo exhibition “The Future is Blight” at LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. The guerilla art group who are known for a range of polished, occasionally humorous public installations and meticulously fabricated billboards, took on a minimal, more subtle approach displaying work created in a variety of mediums such as sculptures, paintings, work on paper, and prints. Los Angeles’s dichotomy of poverty and wealth was a main focal point of the exhibition and the artists spoke on view towards Los Angeles saying, “Underneath the glossy veneer of tabloid magazines and Hollywood movies, the former middle class is struggling, families are facing poverty and America is slowly becoming a third world country. In the absence of any real help or solid solutions, there is hypocrisy, greed and hopelessness. Through our work, we hope to call attention to this reality, crack a few smiles and hopefully make some people think along the way.”

In L.A.: Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Blum & Poe for the opening of Takashi Murakami’s latest solo exhibition “Arhat.” This is the first time Mr Murakami has shown in the United States since his travelling survey from 2007-09,  and what we saw was a fantastic series of new paintings and sculptures that remind us of the playful nature of the Japanese artist's work. Definitely a must see if you are in the Los Angeles area. Photos and more after the jump…  

Cant Be Stopped

Graffiti // Thursday, April 11, 2013
The long running Los Angeles-based graffiti crew, CBS still getting their name out there and doing in colorful ways.

Swank x Bowser trackside

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Big, bold and beveled lettering on the tracks courtesy of Swan and Bowser in Los Angeles.

Feature: Patrick O'Dell @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Last Thursday Patrick O’Dell’s photo exhibit “Skateboard High School” opened at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. On hand to check out the show were skateboarders, actors, models and scenesters. People were playing it cool, until they heard that every print, framed or unframed, was available to purchase for only fifty bucks, at which point the cool became crazed.

Preview: Greg "Craola" Simkins "Stop Haunting Me" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
We just got a message from our good friend, and former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins about his new show, Stop Haunting Me, that opens this Saturday, April 6 at Merry Karnowsky in LA. The show will feature a series of new paintings and never-before-seen prints. As Craola told us, " As I painted my pieces for this exhibit, two themes kept reoccurring to me. My twentieth year anniversary of writing graffiti under the name 'Craola"', which I began in 1993, was approaching. It is unbelievable that it is 2013 already. I blinked and 20 years flew by."

Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A few things to look forward to with news of both an exhibition and film showing of Takashi Murakami. First, Murakami's film Jellyfish Eyes will have its world premiere at LACMA on April 8, 2013. Second, Murakami will have an exhibition at Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe opening on April 13, 2013. Add 1 + 2 and you got yourself a reason to be in Los Angeles at the beginning of April. 

In L.A.: Travis Millard @ This Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by one of our favorite galleries, THIS Los Angeles to check out their second to last exhibition, “No Pressure” new works by Travis Millard. Travis is the CEO and grand marshall of Fudge Factory Comics and runs it out of his home on an almost lost hillside in the Echo Park neighborhood of LA. Photos and more after the jump…

Neil Krug "Pulp Art Book" Exhibition + Book Signing @ Space 15 Twenty, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Los Angeles-based photographer Neil Krug, who you have seen in our pages in the past, will have a book signing and photo exhibition at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood opening on April 4, 2013. Krug has been working on the Pulp Art Book series for a few years now, featuring model Joni Harbeck in various surreal, psychedelic, almost painterly scenes in the desert and beyond. Warning, she isn't wearing clothes for a few of these (NSFW). 

Fritz Haeg's Sundown Schoolhouse @ Human Resources, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Over the weekend, Fritz Haeg was in the foyer at the Hammer in Los Angeles providing an experience that is best enacted rather than explained. Traveling from MoMA in New York and just finishing its stay at the Hammer, Sundown Schoolhouse will now arrive at Human Resources (starting today March 26th through April 4th). If you are in LA tonight, we highly recommend you catch Lucky Dragons and UFO 2012 between 6 and 8 PM.

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