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PUSH | Little Tokyo Mural video

December 19 2014 . 01:00am

Combining Community Efforts to Create Little Tokyo Mural

Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2014)  A new mural called, “A New Purpose” by artist PUSH, was finished September 2014 in the Little Tokyo area of Downtown Los Angeles.  The work was crafted by artist, PUSH to bring graffiti art, which is exploding in the Arts District, into the adjacent neighborhood of Little Tokyo. His vision brings a contemporary, abstract vision to the streets of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles native and based graffiti artist, PUSH, is known for his thoughtful graphic-like designs and beautiful use of color. Art Share Los Angeles, a community art center located in the heart of the Arts District collaborated with Known Gallery, an internationally known gallery of The Seventh Letter brand in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, to bring more public art to the streets of Los Angeles. Property owner, BH Properties graciously donated this wall and supplies to the project. Supaport for this project were also received by Montana Cans, USA.

This 60-foot mural is located at 640 E. 2nd Street between Central and San Pedro Avenues in Little Tokyo. The artwork had to be created between the hours of midnight and 6AM from September 1, 2014 until its completion on September 20, 2014. Crews arrived on site and accessed a large boom that carried the artists up and around the mural. All done in the dead of night.

“It’s the first time we have partnered with Art Share L.A. to bring something unique to our property,” said Steve Jaffe, executive vice president of BH Properties, who owns the building.  “We look forward to exploring other locations in the portfolio that might be good locations for presenting artists’ work.  This property had the perfect location for a wall mural – not only does it enhance the local market but it also really distinguishes our property.”

Residence and long time visitors of the area were awestruck of the steady progress made to the mural. The artwork creates a pop of color with a mixture of strategic lines and strong color blocks that catch everyone’s eyes when they walk or drive by.

The Seventh Letter was founded in 1998 to give writers a voice, forum and respect on a global scale. Their ears are close to the street, and their eyes are still on the walls. From galleries to clothing, it’s the Truth, Loyalty and Royalty.

Art Share Los Angeles, Inc. is a non-profit community arts center is located in the heart of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. The two-story building gives artists access to 14,000 sq. ft. of programmable space including a theater, gallery, studios and classrooms. Art Share’s second floor holds 30 live/work loft spaces, which are reserved for low-income artists.

BH Properties is a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate investment company, which specializes in repositioning troubled assets in the industrial, multi-family, office and retail markets.

Video created by Chop Em Down Films with music by Gas Lamp Killer / Thank you: Jon Lake Photo for the support.

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PUSH print release via ArtHeist.com

December 17 2014 . 12:28pm

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PUSH

The Seventh Letter, 2014
12 color hand pulled screen print by master printer Tony Clough
Coventry Rag 290 gsm
27″ x 20″
Signed and numbered by artist
Certified by Art Heist
Edition of 80
$150.00

Delivers domestically before Christmas if ordered by December 19th.

Available at: artheist.com

 

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Now available on ARTHEIST.COM

November 27 2014 . 12:51pm

VIZIE
Untitled, 2014
5 color hand-pulled serigraph
Phosphorescent and Glow in the Dark inks
26 x 20 in / 66 x 50.8 cm
Edition of 75 / Signed, number and embossed
$50.00

OMENS
Further / Farther, 2014
Heidelberg offset lithograph
Vegetable inks and chlorine free blotter paper
7.5 x 7.5 in / 19 x 19 cm
Edition of 130 / Signed, number
Comes with 3D glasses
$40.00

KC ORTIZ
Untitled, 2014
Heidelberg offset lithograph
Vegetable inks and chlorine free blotter paper
7.5 x 7.5 in / 19 x 19 cm
Edition of 130 / Signed, number
Comes with 3D glasses
$40.00

JESSE HAZELIP
Mark of Cain, 2014
3 Color serigraph
270 gsm
24 x 18 inches
Edition of 130 / Signed, number and embossed
$50.00

All available now at www.ArtHeist.com

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Huffington Post | Jesse Hazelip’s “Mark of Cain” at Known Gallery Highlights Prison Injustice

November 16 2014 . 04:50pm

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With his first solo Los Angeles show, “Mark of Cain,” artist Jesse Hazelip confronts injustice with a powerful weapon, his art. Hazelip addresses issues surrounding the United States’ increasingly privatized prison system with beautiful, profound, deeply symbolic art that combines delicate pencil and pen drawings with elements of graffiti and tattooing. Born in Cortez, Colorado where he lived amidst the Ute and Navajo Nation, Jesse moved to Santa Barbara when he was 13 and got involved in the graffiti scene, developing his art skills, then graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with a BFA. Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own “ad campaigns” with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.

Read the rest of the feature on Jesse Hazelip at: huffingtonpost.com

JESSE HAZELIP / MARK OF CAIN
Opening reception: November 1, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: November 1 – 15, 2014 Show is extended until the 21st due to high interest. 

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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