From the looks of this painting, Ryu has met his match, but he never made it past the round. Any special moves that Ryu has in his arsenal (including the fireball and dragon punch) didnt match up to what Muhammad Ali had (especially with his shit-talking). Props to Combo for having this piece up in Paris (somewhere).
More on his art: click here
LaDonna Adrian Gaines
(12/31/48 – 05/17/12)
A couple of days ago, the Disco Queen has received her wings. She unfortunately lost her battle to cancer, which has been a very rough battle in the past two weeks for her and her fans. Hearing about the news the same day through a friend via text, South Bronx’s legendary graffiti artist/DJ SERVE (known as SERVE ONE) immediately paid homage to the ‘Last Dance‘ artist by curating her 1978 double-LP cover Live and More. Serve One went to respond to his friends on his facebook page on how this came about..
….when I came to Tuff City today, I never knew about her death at all. My friend text me telling me that Diana Ross was dead at first. So when I Googled it up, that’s when I found out it was Donna that died. So I grabbed some cans and blazed this for all of you that loved her.
This event is going to be awesome! I got an email about this a few days ago, but I forgot to post it up. Details below:
L.A. Print: Edition 2 is the second annual showcase of Los Angeles printmakers, dealers, galleries, and non-profits focusing on current trends in printmaking and publishing. Guests are invited to connect directly with artists, curators, printers, and dealers to learn more about the production and collection of fine art prints and editions.
Presentations and artist talks throughout the day illuminate the creativity and process behind printmaking. With a variety of affordable prints available, it is perfect for those looking to build their own collection or to purchase special gifts for the holidays.
After two successful years at the Chrome SF store, ARTCRANK San Francisco is back for it’s third year & we’ve partnered with 111 Minna to bring you the biggest party yet! With over 30 participating Bay Area artists showcasing original bicycle-inspired artwork, admission will be free and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one. Enter to win a custom screenprinted Chrome buckle bag with Artwork from SF’s own Artcrank Artists. All raffle proceeds benefit the San Francisco Bike Coallition. Widmer Brother/ARTCRANK pint glasses for sale to benefit the SFBC. 111 Minna Street, San Francisco 94105 artcrank.com/sanfrancisco | chromeindustries.com
I’m pretty sure that most of you hiphop heads have heard of the Universal Zulu Nation (DJ Kool Herc, ATCQ, Afrika Bambaataa, Soul Sonic Force, X-Clan, Zulu Kings, etc). If not, then you really need to pay attention to the hiphop culture and what makes it what it is, and the influence that Zulu Nation has upon it!
Anyways, DJ Mark Luv has made a huge mark on the Los Angeles scene for many years with his skills on the tables, as well as him being the king of the West Coast chapter of Zulu Nation. Now as of last year, 9th Wonder has became an official member through Mark Luv. So, it seems fitting that 9th will be in town to help ring in another year for Mark Luv becoming older. This is going to be a hell of a party, so if you already know how 9th gets down, then you dont want to be anywhere else but at the Urban Underground at The Airliner.
Special guests who will help with the celebration include DJ Numark, Dr. Greenthumb, and plenty of others! Emcees will include Foci & Deejay Gemini, E-Train, Sharard Baker, and much more! Make sure you get your tickets early while you can, cause otherwise you’ll be left out paying what you know will be some nosebleed prices.
I remember trying to go to this last year via public transportation by taking the same route I took to get to this event, but I left my house really late.. ahhhh NEVER again. This time around, its going to be much more better planning.
This year, the Bridge City Sounds crew up’d the ante on their guest list, and its a TWO DAY EVENT. This time around they got Redman, Binary Star, Evidence, Medusa, Fat Joe…. (wait… FAT JOE?!), Percee P, and the list goes on (see flyer below). Besides the performers, you will witness a bboy battle competing for $1000, an art gallery with folks painting live art, and the new addition of the BMX Pro Dirt Competition for the cash prize up to $10,000! This is going to be one crazy weekend!
Wow. It’s been over three years since the inception of this special event, and now the folks who have helped put it together.. has returned, preparing for the second installation. In ’08, it was about expressing the discontentment of President Bush and his long, exhaustive, six-year reign fighting the ‘war on terror’.
Now, this time around.. the questions are much more inevitable to ignore: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?
This special event will be taking place on the weekend of 9/11, and all the cards are being put on the table. This weekend will be spent on spreading the message and bringing awareness to everyone in LA and beyond.
For more details:
tonight in downtown, Kenya and the associates are having a small intimate art show. Come out and chill!
I knew about this for a while, but I forgot to post about it. This is something that’s definitely worth checking out. But the problem I have is with the ending date of this reception: Obviously, the date on the flyer is at the end of this year, yet on the site says May 22nd, so be sure to do the homework. I may go check it out.. after I get my damn camera.
The Chinese American Museum (CAM) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is proud to present Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform opening on December 10, 2010. This exhibition will showcase local artists exploring the tensions, repercussions, hopes, and dreams of immigrant communities in the face of new immigration legislation, through a broad spectrum of art including street art, graffiti art, sculptures, painting and multimedia installations. [read more]