this is some crazy, beautiful, intricate, awe-inspiring stuff. I want it on my wall. From the LA-Times:
“THE elite graffiti crew Angels Will Rise has made a name for itself byspray-painting full-color, wall-sized murals — of both the illegal and commissioned variety — around L.A. over the last 20 years. But when 11 of its members met up in a mid-city warehouse in November, it was not to plan their next bombing mission, but to create murals bound for gallery walls …
For the show, each artist created a mural on six 4-by-4-foot panels. Their pieces will be displayed from floor to ceiling on three walls to create the effect of ‘a subway tunnel covered in graffiti,’ says gallery owner Robert Berman …
Of course, it helps that after years of outlaw status, graffiti artists are getting respect in the gallery world. “People are starting to look at this as the new tough art, the same way that in New York in the ’60s they were looking at Pop Art,” Berman says. ‘The world is their canvas.'”
Too bad the show ends tomorrow.
^Saber (who created the largest single piece of graffiti known, on the bank of the LA river. It’s visible in satellite imagery. In the picture on his website, try to find him sitting on the piece, it gives an amazing sense of scale.)