SOUTHLAND///STREET LIFE///SKULLPHONE INVADES THE RIVERSIDE MUSUEM…

June 19, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Graffiti, Institutionalized, LA, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Skullphone's art dumpster. Duchamp would be proud...

Like it or not, so-called "Street Art" is the undeniable visual currency of our times (at least until next month's trend hits) and no self-respecting cultural institution would be complete without an obligatory show of the latest vandal-in-waiting. In the case of the extremely progressive RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM (who hosted a Barry McGee exhibit in April) that art vandal is none other than the Southland's notorious billboard hijacker SKULLPHONE whose iconic skull & vintage cellphone iconography has been leering at hapless LA commuters and Blackberry slaves from all corners of the city for the past several years. Enshrining his street-level postering and stickering efforts in a museum setting by bringing actual objects he's "customized" into the gallery makes this show particularly noteworthy, and the exhibition highlights include actual LA parking meters, dumpsters, gas pumps, and even a public bathroom all adorned with his illegal imagery. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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EVERLAST REPORT///NASHVILLE CHRONICLES, PART I…

October 13, 2007  |  art, Art Crimes, Institutionalized  |  Comments Off

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Having just wrapped up recording his next solo record, Supertouch's Irishman-at-large (aka: "The Large Irishman"), EVERLAST, checks in from his break in Nashville. TAKE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///THE ART OF FUNKADELIC…

September 12, 2007  |  art, Day Trippin', Institutionalized, San Jose, Video  |  Comments Off

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George Clinton channels his inner Basquiat...

Funkadelic fans should take note of a rare show original art by OG funk god/legendary crackhead GEORGE CLINTON and one of Parliament's most memorable artists, OVERTON LOYD, happening this week at LA's MELT GALLERY. Opening this Thursday, "The Sonic Entrance" focuses on music-based artwork by such additional artists as Brent Rollins and Hideki Nakajima, but it's the Detroit funk that's the real draw here. That, and the swirling rumor that both George and Overton will make personal appearances at the show. The venue's back parking lot has already been cleared to make room for the mothership's landing... Read More

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