Went out to Silverlake yesterday to visit the owners of Le Spec Gallery.
Kentaro and I are working on a very elaborate, and as of now secret, streetart documentary. It's been unreal this past week meeting some of the biggest players in the game and learning so much about the scene in LA. We'll be posting sneak peaks and behind the scenes shots for the next few months.
Le Spec was offering a free stencil making workshop that day taking people from concept to creation and offering expert tips along the way.
This brand of paint is the most recommended by them.
The artwork in the gallery showcased many talented street artists both up and coming and seasoned in the scene.
We saw another piece by 2wenty later that night in Melrose and having seen his work in the gallery gave us a good background on his style.
The story of why Fragile chose his name is touching and best told by the curator of the gallery, so make sure to ask when you are there.
This piece is a collaborative effort between different artists and is meant as a fundraiser for legal fees that a fellow artist is dealing with.
He was a firefighter during the World Trade Center attack in New York, and after that day he began working as a street artist. This piece is by him and is not for sale; it was a thank you for the kindness expressed by the gallery and the local artists, and it carries a very poignant message.