As you know by now, our “regular photographer” is not in DC, so this week’s Throw up Thursday has been temporarily relocated to sunny LA, where I was told it was 70, and “that shit was like Hawaii” yesterday.
The stomping grounds of graff legends like SINER, WISK, CHAKA, K2s-PRIME, GIN ONE, (the list goes on and on…) is now home to some of the most currently hated-on street artists and grant winners (haha). No, but really though, LA is so saturated at this point, you have to keep going bigger to get noticed. We’ll have a formal DC-based Throw-up Thursday at the end of the week, so this is your consolation prize. (we know, we know, these aren’t technically “throw-ups”)
These are all so dope, and to the people who bemoan about selling-out, repetition, poor image construction etc., street art’s audience is anyone who sees it, so I applaud you for keeping the dialogue going. However, the scale and imagery, setting selection and visibility are all marks of experienced street artists. These are all great pieces because of their setting, they are meant to be seen and fit in fairly well with their “frames”, which is something you shouldn’t ever shy away from in this medium. The bigger the better, go hard or go home. Again, we are lovers and documenters of all street art, be it gallery pieces or chalk drawings.
Again, thanks to our lovely LA correspondent, and as always, a few more snaps on the flickr. Stay tuned on Saturday/Sunday for a DC-specific Throw up Thursday, part 2 coming in a few days.