Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Final pics of the massively stickered out bathroom at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in this pic heavy post.
Also looks like a game of guess that liquid. Piss and Puke? and Piss and Poop?
The MF'n animals are all proud as peacocks this Halloween. Happy Motha F'n Halloween from Shasta, Iggy and Qtip!
(More costume shots, and as always, more animal pics at TheCrazyQtip)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The LA Education fund is going city wide and getting up on everything from billboards to busses to advertising spots to bus benches with their campaign for public education.
This spot is in the Valley. Support~
With some beautiful shots of LA at Sunset~
M&F has previously posted this LA Lakers tribute mural painted by Spurn and Asylum, but here are some close up shots of each of the players featured on the wall including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul Jabar, and Jerry West(?).
These poles behind Fairfax and a few blocks off Melrose are absolutely slammed with stickers and slap tags.
Getting up with Blind, MQ, Same, Abysr, Zombie, Madman, Charm, JTS, Bankrupt Slut, Uome, Arson, Perue, Duart, and many, many more.
Its election season, when even the ads turn political.
Interesting how the low-budget grass movement movements take to the streets with their message.
Its fitting. Not everyone can afford the airwaves, but everyone is on the streets.
Vote no on Prop 32 & Prop 33!.
On the other side of the billboards are a couple more signs from the LA Education Fund with the full 'catastrophe' quote from HG Wells being utilized in this campaign. It says 'Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
New video from Jaber!
Jaber just released a new video entitled 'In My Own Words', but interesting enough, not his own dialect. The video showcases a slice of Jaber's incredible ways and means of getting up with the artist narrating.
Jaber discusses the inspirations behind his iconic White Ninja head character, whether or not that is indeed him (it is!), and how long it takes him to get up a graffiti bomb.
Mad respect for Jaber, the way that he gets up, and his approach towards the streets.
Check it out, and get some head~
Bankrupt Slut is arguably one of the most fucked with artists getting up in Los Angeles. From prudes who don't appreciate the strong sexual content, to haters who don't like what is being said, to battles with other street artists, Bankrupt Slut does not cap people or start battles yet the Slut seems to get messed with as much or more than anyone getting up in LA.
Still, Bankrupt Slut holds down its name, and its hard to walk a block in Hollywood--or most of greater Los Angeles, without seeing some sort of BS nearby.
Here, Bankrupt Slut is returning to a 'Pussy Riot!' paster where the girl has had her face torn off but the poster is still riding, and Bankrupt Slut suggestively repairs the damage with a small sticker over the ripped spot.
Interesting little fast food monsters. It looks like these critters have been cut out of food advertisements and decorated with eyes and a shape.
Fun way to give a character to the health risks of junk food.
It might be a good idea for dogs to invest in this year's political process. Obama famously selected a family dog through suggestions from the public once elected, while Mitt Romney has been criticized for his judgement in strapping his dog to the roof of his car for a day of driving to go on vacation.
There are a bunch of animal supporting bumper stickers on the back of this car near Melrose. One says 'Mutts Against Mitt' (Romney), another reads, 'Cats nap. Only Humans put them "to sleep"', some pit bull best friend stickers, and even some home made signs taped on that say 'Stop Slaughtering Us'.
The animal loving owner of the car was actually sitting in the car while we took photos, and as we walked by she eagerly asked if we like them. We do. And the world would be better if more people were kinder and properly took care of animals.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Snyder recently made a 'vacation' to Costa Rica. 'Vacation' has been placed in quotation marks because Snyder is a working artist, and since doing art is what he loves, Snyder gets up even on vacation.
In addition to his previously posted Bathroom Bombing, Snyder also got up all over on the streets of Costa Rica with everything from colorful wheat pastes (featuring Snyder's iconic Drip-Stencil aesthetic) to stickers to hand painted graffiti pieces on walls.
Click the jump for more M&F exclusive pics and action shots. And you can read about Snyder's full story of Snyder's vacation over on Carlsbad Crawl.
This is Otis, and Otis is the shop dog at 33rd Third graffiti shop.
It was amusing to see how Otis behaved much like a graffiti writer and he wanted to challenge Shasta and try to punk her to see how she would take it and if she would back down . . .
. . . but you can't punk a Queen Bitch.
Shasta is Old School, and she has been around long enough to know that if you play it cool and keep doing your thing, that the ones trying to test you will eventually run themselves out of steam. Sometimes they might even come over onto your team. And then, you get back to doing your thing . . .
Ouch. A brutal wheat paste saying 'Silly Poor People - Money is for the Rich. Either way We Win, You Lose'.
Even though a rich person would probably never actually be heard say this, the sad thing is that this is what actually happens. The rich get all the money, and the poor get fucked while they scrub the riches tubs, mow their lawns, and vote Democrat or Republican (although one party will fuck the poor much faster!).
The trickle down never trickles down. Happy election season . . .
"Momma Said Knock You Out!"
M&F came up on a cool scene where two girls were posing and interacting with a new street art piece from Bumboy WC.
The piece features Chris Brown throwing a punch and the paster says 'Insert Head Here'. The girls were having a good time with it, and each took turns pretending to be Rihanna.
Fun street art interaction!
The inside and outside of graffiti supply store 33rd Third is slammed with a massive sticker combo.
(Click the link for more!)
Note--M&F went here looking for some supplies but we are still looking. Anyone know where to score a pre-made thick-tipped black paint marker? (We've also tried the Ironlak store, Blick and the barber/graff shop on Fairfax--but can't find any anywhere . . .)
This mural seems to suggest that if you get caught doing graffiti, you might get your finger chopped off.
That's for the first offense. The 2nd time you get caught, you lose your hand below the wrist.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
This mural is one of, if not the only, mural from Mr. Brainwash that is still riding in Los Angeles with his old school style of celebrity stencil. This is prior what we will call MBW's 'Love Phase'.
This wall features Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchill, Bob Marley, ?, Ray Charles, and Marilyn Monroe.
Pitbulls should never be banned, but God damn, this was one of the scariest dogs we have seen in awhile.
The orange dog would bark fiercely at the fence, and then turn on the white dog start biting and attacking it. Crazy. And what made it so frightening is that the orange dog was jumping at the back fence and looking like it could almost make it over. Yikes.
Shasta was like WTF?
Anyway, the dogs must have been inside while the side of the back garage got painted with CBH.
A grip more shots of the stellar Halloween yard decorations in this impressive yard near Pico and Fairfax.
These are the type of people who must hand out full size candy bars for Trick-or-Treat!
Hope that everyone has had a good time raging at some Halloween parties this weekend.
A lot of homes in the LA area have got into the spooky spirit and decorated their yards with Halloween themed decorations. However, this house near Pico went out balls out decorating their yard with Hollywood quality models, 20 foot demons, full graveyard and more.
Click the jump for more pics!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Not sure, but think that the 'Vote Romney' pieces are sarcastic, based on the sketchy crew of criminals and villans Thrashbird has put around town.
Snyder just visited Costa Rica, and the last night in his hotel room, Snyder painted a surprise Doodle on the wall of his bathroom.
Snyder's work is so approachable that he is one of the few artists in the world who can paint an uncomissioned piece like this, and have a good chance of it being welcomed by the business owners.
The entrance to the 101 Freeway in Hollywood always seems to be decorated with some sort of street art, and right now it has a pair of large red, white and black tile looking pieces that say 'Company'.
Friday, October 26, 2012
It might not seem that way from looking at her, but Shasta is 12 or 13 years old. Shasta was a runaway bitch in heat when she joined the MF'n family in the year 2000, so never been quite exactly how old she is.
But in her 13 years, Shasta has seen more of the world, and sniffed the butts of more animals than most dogs know exist. To name a few of her exploits, Shasta has been sprayed by a manatee along the coast and bitten the horn of a buffalo in the Badlands. This dog has travelled to 45 states and most of Canada. She has toured the back stage area of the circus in Miami and visited Zoo's in Washington D.C., Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.
Shasta is a big reason why this blog started, and it was walking with the dog through the back alleys and train tracks in Florida that sparked our interest in graffiti and street art. Shasta is why M&F explores more on-the-ground territory than any other street art site pretty much anywhere--we just follow the dog. And we have always felt that the highest form of either is beautified marking of territory. Its primal. Like a dog pissing.
For the first time Shasta is starting to show signs of growing old with her eyes developing cataracts, and her hips cannot climb hills anymore, but her spirit is still willing. Shasta is a good example of how someone may be dying--indeed we are all dying, but live the good life while you are here . . .
Dig this custom dollar bill from Chod. Placed on the corner of Melrose and Fairfax. And really dig the shots of Shasta in this series, which is what led to her being featured on this post.
Click the jump for more. Live while alive. And Stay Up!
Bumboy WC returns to this same spot where he had an earlier piece featuring the same screaming woman from the Kent State massacre.
This new piece has her screaming next to a container of spilt milk.
Dig these pieces from Bumboy~
Alec Monopoly getting up down low next to a paster from Thrashbird, ironically saying 'Vote Romney'.
The Thrashbird piece is on some sort of strange metallic tin-foil looking material.