Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Glassell Park Graffiti, Three

Here's the full view of a great wall across the street from a car wash.

Around the corner there's this - it looks like a background that will later have other stuff painted over part of it. It's great to catch it at this point in time.

In between the two images is this portrait, which is also unfinished.

Here's a close-up of part of the wall. Click them for bigger versions.

Another close-up. The dot effect makes the lines look like sution cups on tentacles.

Photos by Mark Mauer. Click images for larger pictures.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

LA River Graffiti Work, March 2009

The big crackdown on graffiti in the LA River has erased a lot of beautiful art, but also freed up a lot of new space. It's pointless and asinine for the city to spend money it doesn't have to blast off the paint - or paint over it.

Above: MORS.

In any case, I found some interesting stuff going south from Atwater Village by bike down to the point where the Arroyo empties into the River.

The Arroyo was the site of the huge, legal, city-sanctioned Meeting of Styles in 2007. All that work has been obliterated, leaving barren ugly concrete where there used to be images of our city, riverscapes, surreal pieces, and massive works by LA art legends, like Chas Bojorquez, Mr.Cartoon and others. Above, a few from the start of the ride. Many more coming.

All photos by Mark Mauer. click image for larger versions.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Glassell Park Graffiti, Two

Photos by Mark Mauer

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Glassell Park Graffiti, One

Click the photos for larger versions. Photos by Mark Mauer, Feb. 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Aqua Teen Hunger Force in Glassell Park

Frylock and Master Shake

Mooninites in Glassell Park

Some nice intricate but unfinished work alongside Meatwad.

Photos by Mark Mauer Shot Feb. 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

L.A. River Near Main St.

Not the best photos - or writing - to be seen along the L.A. River, but it's a sampling of the variety of graffiti there. These were shot near Main Street, alongside the train tracks.

Photos by Mark Mauer

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunset in Hollywood

Shot July 19, 2007: On the side of the closed down Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. There tags were only up for a couple of days before being diligently painted over.

The building is still derelict and empty.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Club Bahia Part 2

Photos by Mark Mauer

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Zapata Would Shop at Susy's

Photos by Mark Mauer.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Club Bahia

A long-time fixture on Sunset Blvd between Echo Park and downtown, Club Bahia recently got a fresh batch of graffiti art.

Photos by Mark Mauer, click image for larger versions.

"I didn't start writing graffiti to go to Paris!" -Skeme
Bit of a slam against the graffiti writers who travel the globe and show in galleries.