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Art Radar: 01.14.10




”Paper Dolls” features new works on display at FIFTY24LA Gallery from January 14, 2010 through March 3, 2010.

A group exhibition of the artists’ interpretation of the paper doll. If you didn’t know there are some HUGE names in this show: Toofly, Claw Money, INSA, Kerin-Rose, Indie184, Lanie Alabanza-Barcena, Queen Andrea, Fawn Gehweiler and many more.  Also, M.I.S.S.’s very own Kim “The Hotstepper” Jefferson and Lexx Valdez have curated this show. What an amazing way to kick off the art New Year.

Opening/Downtown LA Art Walk: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Second Opening/Downtown LA Art Walk: Thursday, February 11, 2010

125 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tuesday – Saturday 12 to 6



Estevan Oriol T-Shirt and LA Woman Book Releases

This month Estevan Oriol will be providing three new t-shirts to our January release featuring the beautiful and tough women that Oriol often portrays in his work. Two of the designs feature women who are ready and armed, while the third captures a sensual moment.

These women and others like them are also the inspiration behind the artists new book “LA Woman” available for sale online. To promote “LA Woman” Oriol is embarking on a European book tour with signings on the following dates: Paris (1.17−1.20), Berlin (1.20−22), Barcelona (1.23−24), Milano (1.25−26), Bologna (1.27−28) and Rome (1.29−31).

The new collection is now available at all Upper Playground retail stores and online at the Upper Playground web store.



In August, the LA Times noted Hurley’s “commitment to lowbrow art”—2009 alone has seen clothing collaborations with Ron English, Winston Smith, Robert Williams, Alex Pardee, Todd Schorr, and rock photographer Lisa Johnson, as well as a collection with Motorhead. Since July 2009, Hurley has brought exclusive interviews (video and written) with the most exciting contemporary artists of today to

Artists profiled so far include: ABOVE, DALEK, Swoon, Todd Schorr, Lisa Johnson, Natalia Fabia, Specter, Pat Martinez, Mike Stilkey, Jeremy Fish, Mario Desa, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Chiu, MAC, Logan Hicks, Marc Dean Veca, Rocky Grimes, Andy Kehoe and Rich Colman. Hurley’s website has also profiled up-and-coming music acts like Nighthorse, Jayne Doe, Alberta Cross, Imaad Wasif, Holy Grail as well as punk old-timers like The Gears. The site has run instructional videos teaching users how to ‘Make a ‘Zine’, and ‘How To Stencil’ (with artist Jason Filipow), a nod to the punk, DIY roots of the company’s founder Bob Hurley.

In August 2009 the artist DALEK created a giant mural for Hurley’s 225 Forest store in Laguna Beach. In December, he created an all-new mural for the space. In November, graffiti artist PUSH painted a mural in Hurley’s new store in Irvine.
Full time at Hurley are artist Jason Maloney (who handles artist outreach and whose own work can be seen in many new Hurley stores), and Adrian Nyman, senior vice president of brand image, who made his name spearheading Levi Strauss’ high-profile collaborations with the Warhol Foundation and Damien Hirst.

Hurley’s commitment to underground art was first demonstrated with its “Against The Grain” art show in 2006, in which Bob Hurley brought together some of the surf world’s most iconic board shapers with stars of the low brow art world, creating a legendary traveling art show that highlighted the symbiosis between art, punk rock and surf culture. Winston Smith, Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks, Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies, Arturo Vega (artistic director for the Ramones), Jack Grisham from TSOL, Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo created custom art for a series of one-off surf boards, all now collectors’ items.

Hurley Art publishes one new artist interview and a video feature on each week. View some here:


Richard Colman







Barred for Life






Michael Hsiung–MIKE-HSIUNG

Rich Colman



Giant Robot is proud to present Diplopia, a joint art show featuring Eleanor Davis and Katherine Guillen.
Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist who makes work for both adults and children. The award-winning Atlanta, GA-based artist grew up on children’s comics, entered the Sequential Arts program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and makes painstakingly crafted, whimsical, and non-condescending comics for young readers. Her most recent studio artwork involves pen and ink with watercolor with some gouache. Like the panels of her stories, it is bold yet full of mystery, with recurring themes that include “humanity in the face of destruction, people laughing and crying, etc.”

Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Guillen creates paintings and prints that explore the tenuous connections between the urban and natural environments. Her most recent work–which resembles landscapes but is more symbolic than picturesque–investigates the way structures work as language on the landscape and how we use architecture to order nature and defy mortality. She says, “I am fascinated by the human desire to create, build, and idealize, which is both our redemption and our failing.” In addition to making gouache and mixed media paintings on paper, she will be showing some papier-mache pieces.

For this show, the longtime friends are also creating a number of large collaborative panels.

Jan. 16 is the opening reception 6-10pm, the address is as follows:

2062 Sawtelle BLVD

Los Angeles, CA 90025



‘Life After Beth’ is a short zombie movie set in London. It’s my first attempt at film-making and enlists the talents of an incredible cast and crew. ‘Life After Beth’ will premier in this years London Short Film Festival on Saturday 16th January 2010 at 4.30PM, at the:

Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street

London, SE1 1LB (Nearest tube London Bridge).

‘Life After Beth’ will be shown within a whole bill of fantastic short films… Entrance is free but spaces are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment! I hope to see you all there! I’ll be at the bar..!

Life After Beth video. Watch! It freaked me out.



New Claw Money prints up for sale! Don’t sleep, because before you know it they’ll be gone!

Shop here.


Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:

Art Radar: 01.07.10

M.I.S.S. TV: Maya Hayuk x Sunglass Hut Artist Series II

Art HERstory: Elaine de Kooning

Toofly x Kidrobot: Dunny Fetale Series

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