Collaborative Street Art Guitar
(Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, Smog City, Bankrupt Slut, DeeKay, Bod Bod, 2wenty, Snyder, Gregory Siff, KH no. 7, Smear, Desire Obtain Cherish, CYRCLE. & DD$, Leba, Homo Riot)
The Street Art Guitar was created at Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis hotel in conjunction with the "What Graffiti is to New York--Street Art is to Los Angeles" exhibit at the gallery. The piece was a collaborative effort celebrating the contributions of street art on the Los Angeles landscape and featured contributions from 15 prominent street artists.
"Street art is the biggest art movement currently taking place and we are fortunate to have such amazing, talented artists here in L.A., a city that is at the center of the street art movement," says Maximillian Gallery owner and director Caradoc. "These artists are establishing themselves as the artists to view and collect and this guitar showcases them and this movement in such a great way. I hope that people who like this guitar will want to check into the other works of these talented artists."
Artists who contributed to this collaborative piece include: Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, Smog City, Bankrupt Slut, DeeKay, Bod Bod, 2wenty, Snyder, Gregory Siff, KH no. 7, Smear, Desire Obtain Cherish, CYRCLE. & DD$, Leba and Homo Riot.
Alec Monopoly is this generation's pop art star. Alec launched his career on the rooftops of Los Angeles, and has now put up street art and hosted sold-out shows in Boston, NY, Miami, and London.
Free Humanity explores the deeper things in life, and the meaning of humanity, through street art. Free's art 'bombing' has been so successful that the LAPD bomb squad was called out to one of his installations.
Smog City combines hard hitting graphic imagery with a campaign for cleaner air quality. Smog is one of L.A.'s top get-up artists, and the message behind the art makes for a powerful street presence.
Bankrupt Slut spreads rock n' roll sluttiness all over L.A. Featuring strong sexually empowered women, and with over 30,000 pieces on the streets of L.A. this year alone, Bankrupt Slut's presence has been nothing short of prolific.
A few months ago, DeeKay posted a piece of street art titled 'I Have A Secret.' With this piece, she made the announcement that this street artist was none other than world famous porn star Kylie Ireland. DeeKay's street art features a mix of her sexy self interacting with images, more specifically signs, taken from her own personal photography. With her dive into street art, Kylie Ireland has shown that she is not only beautiful, but also a great artist.
Bod Bod is the youngest street artist getting up on the streets of Los Angeles. He has a deep understanding and appreciation for art and the streets, which is especially impressive since he is only 9 years old. But even though he might be young, his impressive work on the streets speaks for itself, and BodBod has earned a name on the L.A. scene.
2wenty's 'Facebook Social Cigarettes' image has been a smash sensation. Everyone seems to identify with the addictive nature of social networks, and major mainstream networks have picked up on the image, garnering 2wenty impressive press, including an interview with Forbes.
Snyder has developed a unique artistic aesthetic that is directly influenced by Jackson Pollock's drip technique, Banksy's stencils, Van Gogh's palette and texture, Cezanne's meticulous attention to composition, and Warhol's iconography. And Snyder does some of the most amazing public interventions happening anywhere in the world.
Gregory Siff excels in the studio and the street. His artwork can be found in the collections of many top celebrities, and Gregory has recently been commissioned to paint big walls at The Standard and De La Barracuda.
KH no. 7
KH no. 7 is one of the few classically trained artists hitting the streets, and the results are very powerful. KH no. 7 is known for nostalgic imagery with a gritty twist.
Smear was such a prolific writer that the LAPD linked him to one of the biggest graffiti busts ever. And even though he hasn't actively tagged in years, L.A.'s city attorneys are pressing a landmark case against Smear with an injunction against using his artist name. It is a true honor to have Smear, L.A.'s original 'Outlaw Artist.'
Desire Obtain Cherish
Desire Obtain Cherish has been killing the streets of Los Angeles. Everything from billboard takeovers, to larger-than-life sized Oscar pastes, to art-walk interruptions, the quality of work is consistently breathtaking. Desire. Obtain. Cherish.
CYRCLE. & DD$
CYRCLE. & DD$ keep pushing the boundaries of street art. Bombing the streets and 'blowing your mind' with everything from Mr. Brainwash takeovers to 8-foot hand painted murals on unsanctioned walls, CYRCLE. & DD$ are bringing fine art to the streets.
Leba's street art is diverse and impactful. From politically themed stencils to massive hand painted rooftops, to wheat pastes of fascinating Lady GaGa interpretations, Leba is one of the top visual and cognitive artists on the L.A. scene.
Homo Riot is one of the most brazen and bold street artists anywhere in the world. Homo Riot is the street manifestation of the idea that homosexuality must be seen and acknowledged. Through the brazen use of sexually loaded imagery, Homo Riot has conquered L.A., and many other major cities, by storm.
Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel makes connections between those desiring meaningful, cutting edge art and emerging, contemporary artists and street artists. Maximillian Gallery provides sales and art representation for talented fine artists, and helps collectors acquire and establish collections of meaningful emerging art.