Streets: D*Face LA

source: Arrested Motion

LA is indeed poppin right now, with D*Face painting one of his textbook Lichtenstein zombifications on the side of Corey Helford Gallery to promote Going Nowhere Fast, which opens this Saturday. Arrested Motion getting some awesome coverage of the process (and it’s only part 1).

source: Arrested Motion
source: Arrested Motion

From M&C on the show:

For “Going Nowhere Fast”, D*Face challenges society’s fascination with celebrity through his satirical exploration of fame, power and material-obsessed culture. Transforming the gallery into a multi-media vault of aPOPcalyptic new works, D*Face immortalizes the deaths of America’s most illustrious icons from Andy Warhol to Michael Jackson with an all-star milieu of new paintings, sculptures and installations. Also on display will be “Flutterdies”, an unusual sculpture series fashioned from authentic butterflies and insects combined with spray can caps that D*Face has collected over the years. “Going Nowhere Fast” will culminate with a shocking red carpet experience on opening night.

Looks to be a night of revelry for all. While we aren’t perhaps the most die-hard fans of D*Face’s work, it’s definitely a cry to the pop aesthetic of yore, and while no man or woman can match the deft image and form manipulation (not in art…) of Warhol, it’s good that an “urban” artist like D*Face is simultaneously paying homage to that Pop Art aesthetic, but also bringing it into the 21st century.

source: Arrested Motion
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