Hypebeast recaps on “BEAST ASTRAY” Art Exhibition at Known Gallery by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park

October 22 2014 . 10:10pm

At the end of last month, Hypebeast gave a recap of Joe Hahn’s multi-artist show “BEAST ASTRAY,” in which many of Hahn’s close friends and associates displayed their creative spin on the turntablist/director’s second film, MALL. Here’s another look with a clip featuring interviews from some of the contributors discussing their interpretations, as well as several shots of the art pieces that were displayed at Known Gallery.
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HypeBeast interviews Dennis Morris: Bob Marley Photographer & Musical Viewfinder

August 04 2014 . 10:12pm

 

A mastermind behind a camera and a living legend within the music industry, Dennis Morris is a name that resonates beyond barriers of time and genre. An artist in every sense of the word, Morris uses the camera no differently to the way an artist uses a brush, creating and capturing moments in the industry that speak beyond the subject itself and are threaded with messages of social movement and emotion. A photography enthusiast since the age of eight, Morris’s career first kicked off when he skipped school to wait outside Bob Marley’s concert venue in hopes of capturing a shot or two, and within hours he had hopped on the bus as the tour’s photographer. What came next was a ride through the music industry, captured and documented through Morris’s lens as the young photographer worked with everyone from Bob Marley to the Sex Pistols, and eventually extended his creative reach from the camera to official album artwork and more. Peep below for our conversation with the man himself.

How important is visual art to music, and vice versa?

Visual art to music is vital! During the days of vinyl, the record sleeve was an art form. Most sleeves were used as a way of explaining the content of the album – i.e. title of the album.It was vital because back in the days when you went to a record shop, as you went through the racks, the sleeve was what first attracted you to a band/musician if you had never heard of them.

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Trav | END OF THE BEGINNING recap by Hypebeast.com

July 06 2014 . 08:46pm

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Stash | “SPRAYED IN FULL” Exhibition at The Seventh Letter

April 05 2014 . 12:02am

Taking to subway trains, gallery walls and sneakers for his renditions, Stash continues to extend his sought-after sentiment in the realms of art, fashion and lifestyle. A longstanding stalwart of graffiti culture, the New York native exhibited his canvases alongside art pioneers Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat when he was 17. Now he presents a selection of new works at Los Angles’s The Seventh Letter store and gallery for “SPRAYED IN FULL.” A nod to the process of graffiti painting and the wide array of colors needed in its genre, Stash utilizes his unique control of the spray can in presenting a body of work where sporadic drips and splotches take on multicolored canvases. Bright hues that are usually seen on dimly lit street corners are transcended onto the minimalist gallery walls, celebrating graffiti motifs across the art world. If you’re in the Fairfax area, be sure to check out the exhibition for yourself, showing from now till April 12.

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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#RVCATWFSL recap on Hypebeast by Brandon Shigeta

February 26 2014 . 07:23pm

Photos by: Brandon Shigeta of HYPEBEAST

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