:: WEST COASTIN’ ::
i’ve loved what i call modern art aka graffiti > since the first time i saw WILD STYLE in 1983. as a lil kid that form of expression + hip-hop culture dictated a big part of my life. early on, my glimpses were from visiting muscle beach venice (not present yuppy venice > i mean bloods/crips filled 1990’s venice!!) + i was intoxicated by the art images comin’ from the tagging crews in the Bronx (i see you BEAT STREET) + my fave artist Keith Haring.
Graffiti (singular: graffito) is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Wildstyle > is graffiti with text so stylized as to be difficult to read, often with interlocking, three-dimensional type » WILD STYLE Trailer
we no longer have 2 watch reports of police searching 4 kids who tagged on the freeway. the world finally caught up 2 this movement. we’ve always had sick murals and great latin influenced graffiti. but now it is ON. i am not talkin obvious shepard fairey stuff > i am talkin next level WEST COAST ish.
so open ur sunroof > put on KDAY (93.5) > and drive down any L.A. street or back alley » there is expression in full form all instagram worthy » WE$T$IIIIIIIIDE.
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Photo cred @TheRealDreDrea » dedicated to my ride or die Natalie Levy/Grey Ant xx