Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Field Trip: Street Art at MOCA

A few weeks ago, my sister and I went to a street art exhibit at MOCA in LA.

It was really fascinating and educational.
And colorful!

I learned about the history behind graffiti
(did you know that hobos traveling the railroads would leave their mark on boxcars)
And about the difference between East Coast and West Coast graffiti.

While I don't necessarily agree with random tagging,
I couldn't help but see the art behind many of the pieces.
It's amazing what these guys can do with spray paint!

Here's a peek at what I saw
(as seen through my iphone camera)

Not real people

One of my favorites 

I couldn't agree more with the last paragraph below,
 especially after seeing countless campaign posters stuck on the fences all around my apartment every year.  Nothing but litter, in my opinion. 

If you live in LA, or happen to be in the area
I'd highly recommend this exhibit.  
It was the best $5 I've spent in a long time!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this art exhibit! I've been a long time fan of street art. I love the Geffeen. Were you able to look at the Os Gemeos art from Brasil?