I was in Los Angeles last week visiting my sisters and the talented and fun Angie Jones. The main reason we made the trip to LA from San Diego was because I wanted to see the Art in the Streets show at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. I love graffiti (though this show was so much more than just graffiti). Probably have my friend Tommy G to thank for that since for years he’s been sharing the images he collects while riding his bike around Atlanta photographing the constantly shifting graffiti landscape, and collecting spent bullet casings to add to his growing stockpile. (Don’t ask. He’s a quirky dude, which is naturally one of the things I adore most about him.)
So I had to get up to LA to see this show – keepin’ it real representin’ the mean streets of Buckhead, motherf**kers! We went on a Monday and pleasantly discovered that Mondays are gratis courtesy of Bansky, who said “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Werd.