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L.A. STREET ART TOUR ~ OCTOBER 2015

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Last month we talked about the return of the billboard takeovers to the graffiti scene. Here are two artists who have helped keep that part of the scene alive. Sauter KRH and Slot BAMC were very active this past month hitting billboards. Above is a photo of one-of-four fresh billboard takeovers by Sauter and Slot. The beauty of billboard takeovers is the fact that you get to enjoy graffiti art where you least expect it, the downside is that sometimes only a handful of people are able to enjoy the art before it get taken down by the advertising companies. This billboard shows the amount of work and detail that goes into such a large scale piece.

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Punk Me Tender is another artist who’s been known to hit billboards with rollers and fire extinguishers (view here). McQueen, Punk me tender’s latest mural, shows a different side to his work. Combining the fashion and street art world, Punk me tender has been hitting the streets with these eye-popping pieces. This is what Punk me tender had to say after introducing his new style of work on Instagram, “This is the first of a new series dedicated to sophistication, haute couture, women and beauty. The body is paint when the dress is made out of real fabric.” If you'd like to see more of Punk me tender's new style of work you can follow him on Instagram: @punkmetender

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This past September, the graffiti community lost one of the most active graffiti artists in the Bay Area. Nicolas Barclay, aka Anemal, was part of one of the most known crews in the graffiti community - CBS. Crew members Script and Losto painted this mural in South Central LA as a tribute to Anemal. Recently, at the Meeting of the Styles event held in the bay area, many artists showed their respect by painting murals dedicated to Anemal. If you live in the Bay area, on November 13th 2015, 14th Street Supply will host the Anemal Forever Tribute Show. 100% percent of the proceeds will go to Barclay’s Family.

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Hanksy, known for his clever pun-based art, was in town this past month to put on what was the biggest street art event of the month (and possibly the year) titled Surplus Candy. This one-day event took place at an abandoned mansion in the Jefferson Park area in Los Angeles. It took about a week to completely cover the inside of the mansion with stencils, tags, murals, and everything street art related, but only one day to cover it all up once it was over. Just incase you missed it here is a photo summary of the event (View Here). While in town, Hanksy took his pun art to the streets. Above is an image of one of the many new pieces by Hanksy titled, West Coast Wrap.

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You’ve seen the Heart Los Angeles art in the streets; now find out the story behind it. Juliana Sakae directed this short documentary following the artists behind the Heart Los Angeles wheat pastes.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/107353002 w=774&h=435]

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