ART ATTACK

snc-titleMetal-Loving, Groundbreaking Urban Artists–and a Few Superstar Creatives–Are Turning L.A. into the Guerilla-Art Capital of the World. Eat Your Heart Out, East Village

By David Ciminelli 

HARINGHanging out in NYC’s East and West Villages in the ’80s/early ’90s, it wasn’t uncommon to spot cool and edgy urban art left by creative transplants like Keith Haring and Mark Kostabi and locals like SAMO/Basquiat and Robert Longo. (Nowadays, you can still find some of these celebrated artists’ sidewalk carvings and fading murals throughout NYC, if you know where to look.)

CyrcleToday, throughout Greater Los Angeles, there’s a new crew of mega-talented street artists leaving an artful touch on the cityscape and transforming the Sunset Strip and various parts of L.A. into an attention-grabbing urban art gallery of wickedly-creative pop art. Prolific standouts in the urban jungle of creativity include current and future superstar artists like ThrashBird, BeccaAnnie Preece, Alec Monopoly, David Flores, Plastic JesusPhil Lumbang, Cyrcle., ThankYouXWrdsmth, Teachr1, ImHuge, Trusto, SepterHedHomo Riot, Mr. Brainwash and Destroy All Design.

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Take a virtual tour below of these and other artists’ amazing artwork that Sunset and Clark has stumbled upon over the past few years during our travels up and down the Sunset Strip, from the PCH to DTLA, and throughout the Southland. A few world-renown artists, including the edgy and awe-inspiring Banksy, Kenny Scharf, Retna and Shepard Fairey, also gifted the City of Angels with colorful original creations, both sanctioned by the city and guerilla-style. Check ’em out and get inspired by awesome artworks that all share a rock and roll edge.

Beatles Banditos

Stones art, Hlywd, 2010

Johnny Cash

Destroy All Design

KISS

Alec Monopoly

Killer Mickey

Rat Fink

Becca

L.A. Street Art

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SAMSUNG

L.A. Street Art

Annie Preece

Beastie Boys - Atwater Village

SUNSET STREET ART - 1000pxl

charles-brown

Thank You America

SAMSUNG

Banksy

Frank

Becca

Joker

DTLA

WeHo Art

Destroy All Design

Sunset

Annie Preece

Facebook

Roxy

McD

Trusto

Sunset

Huey on Sunset

Chief

DTLA

Pink Floyd

DTLA

Roxy

Scharf

LA

Sunset

Cyrcle

Mickey Ratt

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Viper Room - David Flores

L.A. Street Art

Rainbow

L.A. Street Art

Teachr1

Yoda on Sunset

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L.A. Street Art

Sunset Street Art

Viper Room

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Frida

shapard fairy

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

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L.A. Street Art

Frank2

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

Melrose - L.A. Street Art

Banksy

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

L.A. Street Art

5 thoughts on “ART ATTACK”

  1. It’s a MiniHonor to be mentioned with such incredible street artists as WRDSMTH, ThrashBird, Teachr1, PlasticJesus, David Flores, ThankYouX, SepterHed and Trusto.

    …thanks for covering the scene!

    IMHUGE
    @imhuge
    #minifame

  2. hey S&C — great article. keep up the great work.

    FYI: the dollar bill baby paste up belongs to @teachr1 and the mini me is the work of @imhuge

    WS —

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