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06.13.11 Marina Galperina

Banksy wants people to see MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibit so bad, he’s sponsoring free admission on Mondays through August 8th. […]

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06.09.11 Bucky Turco

With scattered residents and the media getting all upset about MOCA’s street artsy show in April, the LAPD needed itself a high profile bust and so REVOK was the perfect target. Even though his case had nothing with the exhibit, it gave editors just the right amount of fodder to tangentially link the two. Anyway, […]

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04.21.11 Bucky Turco

LA-based artist Eddie Colla took his critique of MOCA’s latest popularity contest exhibit right to the streets with this recent billboard takeover aimed squarely at the museum’s curator Jeffrey Deitch. […]

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04.20.11 Bucky Turco

Quite possibly. The Los Angeles Times reports that two “French nationals” were busted with “buckets of grout and pieces of tile” in Little Tokyo. The LAPD believes that one of them may indeed have been the semi-anonymous street artist Invader. He was in town for MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibition and for the sake […]

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04.15.11 Marina Galperina

The Art in the Streets exhibit now comes with graffiti fashions. Ten MOCA x Levi’s jean jackets feature MOCA-exhibited Andre, Chaz Bojorquez, CRASH, KR, Neckface, Lady Pink, REVOK,  Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf (yes, it’s the mural) and Keith Haring (sans consent, obviously). […]

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Marina Galperina

MOCA Los Angeles officially unveils its “Art in the Streets” exhibit on April 17th and judging from the press opening, looks like there’s a great roster of talent… but nothing groundbreaking. The artists are all gallery-ready or Deitch-associated and despite its highfalutin claims, this exhibit appears to be less about showcasing the “history of graffiti […]

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04.11.11 Bucky Turco

In just six days, the “Safest Show on Earth” will open at the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, offering what should be an incomplete and thoroughly sanitized “history of graffiti and street art.” So, KATSU decided to pay a visit early and offer his unsanctioned critique by way of a paint-filled fire […]

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04.06.11 Marina Galperina

This piece of pointed street commentary about MoCA’s much-hyped art/graffiti retrospective dubbed “Broadum and Deitcheys” was sighted in the LA Arts District recently. Appropriate, considering the Blu censorship snafu and the meh work in general. Art in the Streets opens April 17th and Lee Quinones and his assistant got started on the museum wall yesterday. […]

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01.05.11 Marina Galperina

This video from the MoCA parking lot protest and laser gun graffiti session provides some insight about how Jeffrey Deitch is perceived by the LA artist community post Blu whitewash. Intended or not, folks seems to think that Deitch censored an anti-war mural and displayed his own political views by doing so. The “MOCAca” tag […]

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01.04.11 Marina Galperina

Last night in the parking lot of MoCA, a group of 20 gathered to protest Jeffrey Deitch’s censorship of Blu’s mural. They projected “Dump Deitch” “Give us back our walls!” “War is over?” and “We ♥ Blu” with a handmade laser graffiti gun on the museum’s north wall, along with the image of the whitewashed […]

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