Preview of THE BOLLOCKS | A photo exhibit of The Sex Pistols by Dennis Morris

August 07 2014 . 10:27pm

DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
Opening reception: August 9, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

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

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ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, CHICAGO

August 05 2014 . 03:23am

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The exhibition featured over 40 trailblazers of the art world including Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Space Invader, Ryan McGinness, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, D*FACE, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, Jen Stark, Lee Quinones, Mark Mothersbaugh, Monica Canilao, POSE, Ravi Zupa, RETNA, Revok, Stanley Donwood, Winston Smith, WK Interact, and more.

The show itself has a great lineage, connecting the dots from a the past two generations of artists who have, for lack of a better term, stood on the outside of typical and traditional art career expectations. One of the major highlights of the exhibition will be that a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.

For the full article and exclusive coverage on the artist who participated visit www.juxtapoz.com

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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.

Visit Hypebeast.com / hypetrak.com to read the full article.

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The Seventh Letter presents a New Mural from Dabs And Myla on Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles CA

August 03 2014 . 02:04am

The Seventh Letter continues to bring culture to Fairfax Ave. and support artists with the new mural by DABS MYLA next to the  flagship store and gallery located at 346 N. Fairfax Ave. Go visit the finished mural and pick up their new book and Spy Optics x Dabs Myla x TSL goggles available now at the store!

Photos By Jon Lake

For more info and updates on the artists visit: www.dabsmyla.com

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DABS and MYLA release there newest book “MIDNIGHT FANTASY” now available at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

July 31 2014 . 04:40am

DABS MYLA: MIDNIGHT FANTASY is an eye-poppingly vibrant monograph that takes you inside the world of Dabs Myla, a collaborative duo that spends every waking moment conjuring joy with a brush and a spray can, inspired by their life as a married couple, their perpetual travel around the world, and the beautiful pandemonium of everyday experience.

With an introduction by street art historian Roger Gastman and an essay by Amanda Erlanson, and featuring 122 color plates, including many vivid photographs spanning the book’s entire 22-inch spread.
This sumptuous volume showcases an impeccably curated selection of Dabs Myla’s paintings, art objects, gallery installations and murals. Each turn of the page brings a fresh evocation of the unique blend of passion, playfulness and virtuosity that distinguishes the work of Dabs Myla as unparalleled in its field.

Published by www.zeropluspublishing.com
Now available on site at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
also online at TheSeventhLetter.com
To find out more about the artists visit www.dabsmyla.com

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