Get ready LA… ROA is coming soon!

ROA's piece for the recent Stroke.03 festival in Berlin, Germany

Thinkspace presents a special pop-up event with ROA

Sat, Nov. 13th 6PM-Midnight
On view: Nov. 13th – Nov. 24th

Taking place at New Puppy Gallery
-2808 Elm Street in Los Angeles-

Check out ROA’s Flickr for more here:
www.flickr.com/photos/roagraffiti/

Also be sure to check out Unurth’s extensive collection of ROA pics here:
www.unurth.com/index/filter/Roa

ROA lands into LA on October 28th… more to come very soon!

Dabs Myla video from Jet Set Graffiti

Dabs Myla are EVERYWHERE. Jet Set Graffiti teamed along with the duo when they recently did a wall in downtown LA as part of the LA Freewalls Project.

Get ready for ‘Tokyo Deluxe’ – opening Fri, Sept. 3rd in Thinkspace’s project room

www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.jetsetgraffiti.com
www.dabsmyla.com

Dabs Myla ‘Primary Flight’ mural during Art Basel…

The 'Primary Flight' mural from Dabs Myla
The 'Primary Flight' mural from Dabs Myla

The good folks over at Arrested Motion were down in force last week during Art Basel in Miami, FL. We were so slammed with the action over at Aqua Art Miami, we didn’t get much chance to swing through and check out all the ‘Primary Flight’ action that was going off in the Wynwood district.

Check out the amazing mural from Dabs Myla coming together at the link below:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2009/12/basel-week-miami-09-dabs-myla-primary-flight/

And be sure to roll through Thinkspace tomorrow night for ‘Earthquake Weather’ featuring a half dozen new works including an amazing collaboration with the one and only Greg Simkins.

Speaking of Craola, if you didn’t check out his interview yet with Dabs Myla over at Juxtapoz, check it out here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/dabs-and-myla-interview-by-craola

'Diamonds In The Rough' hand touched limited giclee print
'Diamonds In The Rough' hand touched limited giclee print

‘Diamonds in the Rough’
Giclee print on 300gsm cotton rag archival paper
Limited edition of 25
Each hand touched with a unique character (unframed)
36 x 11″
91 x 28 cm
$125

Check out the works featured in ‘Earthquake Weather’ here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2009/12/project2/works.php

Please shoot a mail to contact@sourharvest.com if you are interested in any of the works in the show

‘Earthquake Weather’ new works and a mural installation from Dabs Myla

Fri, Dec. 11th 7-11PM

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake area of LA)

*Pic courtesy of Arrested Motion

Members of the MTA graffiti crew busted…

The LA Times has an update on the “tagging” arrests that people started talking about this morning:

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies today arrested at least eight alleged members of the notorious Metro Transit Assassins tagging crew, some of whom are believed to be responsible for a several-blocks-long “MTA” tag in the concrete Los Angeles River bed that authorities say will cost millions of dollars to remove.

The arrests occurred during a series of early-morning raids centered in the Hollywood area. Among those detained for a parole violations is a famous tagger whose work “SMEAR” has has won acclaim in the art community.

Those arrested were booked on suspicion of vandalism, drug possession, narcotics for sales, weapons possession and other parole violations, officials said

“These individuals are responsible for tags not only in Los Angeles but Las Vegas and San Francisco,” said Sheriff’s Cmdr. Dan Finkelstein, who is chief of the Metropolitan Transit Authority police. “The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that removing the “MTA” tag from the riverbed alone will cost $3.7 million.”

Cleaning graffiti from the river is far more expensive than cleaning other areas. Officials use high-pressure water spray to remove the toxic paint.

But hazardous-materials crews must then dam and capture all the paint and water runoff to prevent it from getting into the river. The crew did an additional $20,000 worth of damage to transit vehicles and facilities. Finkelstein said the Los Angeles River “MTA” tag, in a vast industrial district east of downtown between two rail yards, took about 400 gallons of paint — 300 gallons white and 100 gallons black. “It took them four nights to do it,” he said.

The three block letters cover a three-story-high wall and run the length of several blocks between the 4th Street and 1st Street bridges. The tagging crew, which is also known as “Melting Toys Away” and “Must Take All,” began about the time the transportation agency began using the MTA letters. Investigators say they have statements, including some on video, that implicate some of the crew members in the enormous tag.

To grasp how HUGE this tag is, watch this video.

Our thoughts go out to these guys. Let’s hope they don’t throw the book at them too hard.

Jet Set Graffiti post interview with ELBOW-TOE…

ELBOW-TOE has been at this street art game for a long time, and Jet Set Graffiti recently joined him as he discusses his perceptions of street art, studio art, and the way that both aspects of his work relate to each other. From his raw paste-ups on the street, to his intricate and highly detailed collage work inside, his work is unsurpassed in both talent and emotion.

Look for ELBOW-TOE with ARMSROCK (also interviewed recently by the Jet Set folks) at his upcoming show at Thinkspace opening on December 12th… more soon.

View the interview here: