Tuesday, August 7, 2007 – New Graffiti
Back from a week on Cape Cod and time to get back into LA. The graffiti changes all the time and a visit to what the CBS Crew is up to now in "Graffiti Alley" behind Melrose Avenue will catch you up. You can look at this low-resolution video and get a sense of the place. And there is this short video documentary -
Want to see graffiti art in L.A.? Forget the wine, cheese and art-worldese spoken in trendy Culver City galleries. Hit the alleys behind Melrose Avenue to see the unabridged works of L.A.'s famed CBS Crew.
The CBS Crew – City Bomb Squad or Can't Be Stopped or whatever – provides a service to the local shops. They get edgy freshly painted walls, kept clean and vivid, and the Crew gets a widely-visited public gallery. They've had their art-school training. They're good. They're just looking for a space to stretch out and do what they do.
The newest wall is angry, militant vegetarianism.