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  • 1. Pioneers of L.A Street Art …and others
  • 2. Chaz Bojorquez• Born and raised in East Los Angeles.• Inspired by the “cholo” graffiti he grew up with.• He attended art school and also studied Asian calligraphy.• Instead of spray cans he uses a brush and acrylic.
  • 3. Chaz Bojorquez• He started writing on the streets in the 60’s.• His original tag was S Señor Suerte, which was inspired by Mexican folklore.• Señor Suerte was so powerful, gang members tattooed him for protection.
  • 4. Chaz Bojorquez Señor Suerte S
  • 5. MAN ONE• Involved with the Graffiti Art movement since 1987.• Earned a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University.• He makes bright and colorful murals on the streets of L.A.
  • 6. MAN ONE
  • 7. MAN ONE
  • 8. RISK• Born in Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles when he was 16.• Studied Fine Arts at USC.• Painted on freight trains and freeways• Brought New York subway style graffiti to L.A.
  • 9. RISK
  • 10. Artists from Around the World• World-wide famous street artists have pieces all over Los Angeles.• These artists include: – Banksy (England) – Shepard Fairey (USA) – Invader (France)
  • 11. Shepard Fairey in L.A.
  • 12. Invader in L.A.
  • 13. Banksy in L.A.
  • 14. Street Art Exhibits• All of these artists have had Art Exhibits in Los Angeles Museums including: – Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)