You know what we are going to say but we shouldn’t even have to say it: there is a lot to do this weekend and PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ENDS!!! GO SEE THE SHOWSSS!!!! But, aside from that, lots of cool things going on from a Hooker Beauty Pageant to an Occupy art event to a clean up of Echo Park to Thai New Year. Check it out in The Recap!
Los Angeles was once “the mural capital of the world.” Did you know that? There was once a time when there were actually even more murals than there are today: that day really existed! The high point was apparently around the Olympic games in 1984 and tapered off as a result of being associated with gang activity. In 2002, the city stopped allowing murals, banning them for the most part. Now, it’s time to take back our walls and get back to being the artists’ city we are. And, thanks to the LA Freewalls project, this will become a reality.
Whenever you go into Heath Ceramics, they’ve somehow found some other cool local to place or artist to share in their shop that none of us have any idea existed. A few weeks back, we stumbled into a sugary treasure of candies from around town and, when checking out Marfa Amigos this past Sunday, we found the work of Rachel Craven.
Yesterday we shared the work of Erik Mark Sandberg, a cool artist who paints people as these hairy creatures. His work was really familiar and as if you’d seen it somewhere. A similar person popped up within the past day, as if we’d seen him before: Victor Castillo, whose work of creepy/crazy/cool clown people have once again popped up onto our radar.
Didn’t this week suck, just a little? Don’t blame it on the giant rainstorm, the cancellation of Beerathon or Bobby Brown’s DUI ‑ it’s because The Sucklord is in town to release his “shittiest Suckadelic figure in years.” Prepare yourself for SUPER-CALI SUCK-HOLE, Sucklord’s 43 toy release. The mastermind of bootleg toys returns to Los Angeles for the “I’m Still Alive” Birthday Signing & Toy Release — tonight at Munky King Toys.