“A fascinating study of art, politics, and dissent.” – Jason Leopold, Senior Investigative Reporter, VICE News
“Pay 2 Play” director John Wellington Ennis is hosting a book signing for his “Where Else But The Streets” at the Melrose Ave. gallery beginning at 7pm and will feature local Street Artists that appear in the book and film. Among the featured Street Artists are Teachr, Shepard Fairey, Free Humanity, Mr. Brainwash and many more.
According to Ennis, the wild card in this show will be Street Artist Sabo. Ennis adds that Sabo’s work never fails to push political buttons and is sure to add some spice to an already e -ticket ride. Apparently, Ted Cruz has sold Sabo’s work on his website until forced to take it down.
Fairey is slated to display four new pieces and Teachr has been busy filling local spaces with his brand “Teach Peace.” The music for this event is going to be provided by Ennis’ “Radio Free Brooklyn” radio station and will feature political Hip Hop music.
For those that have not seen the “Pay 2 Play” film it’s ok, because you can revisit the subject in this awesome “dossier” of Street Artists. Who knows, perhaps you’ll be convinced by the excellence of the book to take a look at the film.
Non-profits have used the film to help raise money and it is getting lots of mileage around the country as the Monopoly game board theory spreads the word about big money corrupting politics.
This is the first push to promote this notable work and is a not to be missed event.
WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 7PM
EXHIBITION: Runs May 28 – June 4, 2016
WHERE: Stone Malone Gallery
7619 1/2 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
About the Book “Where Else But The Streets”
From 2010 to 2013, Los Angeles (specifically the well-trafficked area of Melrose Avenue between Fairfax and La Brea) was the center of the street art world. Taking their cues from the Arab Spring and Operation Wall Street, famed and infamous artists such as Shepard Fairey, Morley, Mr. Brainwash, and even Banksy took to the streets and painted, postered, and stenciled their witty, politically engaged works on billboards, lampposts, utility boxes, even the sidewalks.
Where “Else But The Streets” not only captures the vibrant renaissance in Los Angeles street art, but also chronicles the stories from the artists themselves, getting inspired, getting started, getting famous, and becoming outlaws.
ARTISTS FEATURED IN THE BOOK: Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Ron English, Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, Lydia Emily, Teachr,Skullphone, Morley, WORDSMITH, Thrashbird, Thank You X, Gregory Siff & more!
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