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Krush | Limited Edition print titled LAndmarked

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Krush “LAndmarked” print
3 color screen print on Speckletone paper
18 x 24 inch
Edition of 80
$60.00

Krush and The Seventh Letter have teamed up to produce a Limited Edition print, titled “LAndmarked“.

Released in association with the upcoming “LAndmarked” art show, this print is an illustrated, visionary look into classic Sub-Cultural locations in the Los Angeles area. Focusing on classic spots from the fading 20th Century of signage, design and typography, this print has a classic feel, that documents the subjects in a hot, dreamy, earthquake prone Los Angeles environment and tone.

KRUSH | LAndmarked opens April 26, 2014 at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

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LAndmarked is a visionary look into Classic Sub-Cultural locations in the Los Angeles area. These LAndmarks have been a backdrop to millions of people and generations, and have played a role in Krush’s life, at some point or the other. “Driving around the city, I started noticing the changing commercial signage landscape, that is slowly starting to abandon the 20th Century for the 21st. Focusing on classic spots from a fading Century of Signage, Design and Typography, I decided to document these locations that have memories in my mind from the past 30 years and reflect that Nostalgic Los Angeles vibe.” This show covers a small slice of the many locations to document and opens the door for many other paintings to follow.

Paul Meraz aka Krush was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. An early participant of the graffiti art movement in the city and a pioneer of what has become the defining style of one of Los Angeles’ highly respected art cultures. Paul has been a part of the art and graffiti collective Angels Will Rise / The Seventh Letter since it’s inception and his career has taken him through over 3 decades of Art, Design and Art Direction.

KRUSH | LAndmarked


Opening reception: Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: April 26 – May 10, 2014

The Seventh Letter

Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 549 0007

TYKE WITNES | STRANGE SEDIMENTS opens April 26, 2014 at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

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Around 1988, the artist later to be known as TYKE (‘Witnes’) and his brother  (‘Sumet’) began learning about the golden era of early 80′s New York and LA graffiti.

These formative years laid the backdrop for what would later help shape TYKE’s unique approach to his art and graffiti.During the early 90′s,most graffiti writers either focused on lettering or characters; TYKE’s signature style seamlessly merged the two. He began experimenting with combining  his own unique illustrated elements to the classical lettering styles he had been earlier influenced by. By adding eyes, bones, teeth and other textural elements to his pieces, he transformed traditional graffiti lettering into pieces that were living breathing creatures. The very structure of the letters themselves began to morph into an exotic cartoon-like alien life forms. Immediately recognizable, TYKE’s unique approach to painting set him apart, and made him a huge innovator that influenced an entire generation of graffiti writers.

In his most recent series of paintings, TYKE captures the essence of his earlier graffiti pieces in a more abstract, minimalist way; combining a palette of classic spray paint colors he used in the 80s and 90s to form a series of deconstructed paintings that subtly reference his earlier work that made him an icon in the graffiti world.

TYKE WITNES | STRANGE SEDIMENTS 


Opening reception: Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: April 26 – May 10, 2014

The Seventh Letter

Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 549 0007

Roger Gastman | Anti-Graffiti Propaganda & Cool Disco Dan

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18 x 24 Inches Archival Pigment Print & Merch
“This piece continues within the Tools of Criminal Mischief series of spray paint cans and markers prints that I’ve been doing with 1xRun. I have a large collection of anti-graffiti paraphernalia: pamphlets, signs, pins, tee shirts, etc. This image was revisited and fine tuned in 2013 but it’s taken years and years of collecting and digging along with close friends sending me stuff. I am always on the hunt for more. ” – Roger Gastman

The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN is a feature documentary narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins that tells the story of Washington, D.C. in the 1980s through the eyes of D.C. graffiti legend, COOL “DISCO”DAN. Blending exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, Washington natives offer the most comprehensive portrait to date on this critical decade. The development of Go-Go, D.C.’s distinctive style of urban music, racial tensions, crews, sensationalist media, crack, and graffiti are important pieces of this story.

Available at: 1xrun.com

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Stash | SPRAYED IN FULL Exhibition at The Seventh Letter

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DENNIS MORRIS | BOB MARLEY: GIANT
On view: March 29 – April 12, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Stash exhibits in Los Angeles back to back this weekend

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Stash x Leica Camera x Los Angeles, On Friday,  March 28th 2014,  the legendary New York graffiti artist,  Stash will debut a collection of photographic images at the Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles. This private opening represents the artist’s first showing of photography; exclusively produced with Leica Cameras. This collaboration celebrates Leica Camera’s 100 year anniversary – a century of innovation.

STASH x Leica Camera
Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 7-10p

LeicaStoreLA.com
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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STASH was born in Long Island, New York in 1967. He is considered one of New York’s graffiti legends, pivotal to the East Village scene of the early 1980’s. He exhibited his first canvases alongside Pop art pioneers Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat when he was only 17.

While his contemporaries turned to Pop art, Stash stayed true to the subway, working on trains until 1987 when he created his last underground piece alongside Zephyr.

His early works on canvas demonstrate a loyalty to his early career in the use of subway map collages and signature bold outlines and clean shapes. By the late 1990’s, Stash had pioneered the use of graphic elements of graffiti on streetwear through high-profile collaborations with companies such as Nike, Burton, Medicom toy and A Bathing Ape.

The move ensured his work reached a much wider audience than the gallery visitor and played a key role in the widespread understanding of and eventual public acceptance of graffiti.
Stash is now widely regarded as an innovator in the world of urban design. His fascination with the urban environment is evident in his perfectly executed photographic work, which features a combination of city motifs alongside the latest lighting and printing techniques.

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STASH | SPRAYED IN FULL
Opening reception: Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: March 29 – April 12, 2014

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036