by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
Last Friday night ushered in one of the more spectacular displays of mounted imported global Street Art by artists whose works took over the Los Angeles Sofitel, Riviera 31 Lounge in collaboration with Black Apple Gallery.
What Gia On The Move was surprised to discover is that in countries such as Malaysia and Norway, Graffiti art is still illegal. Creating imagery on a public space is punishable by fine or jail and definitely the confiscation of the artist’s masterpiece. (We’re so glad that Los Angeles finally lifted the street art ban!)
To be fair, many of the controversial artists who works were on public view are some of the world’s top and most notorious street artists who have a lot to say, politically and culturally. But isn’t that what art is all about after all? …and these artists truly are the cultural Pulse!
You’ll want to visit BlackAppleArt.com to view more works of these amazing artists, Ben Naz, Pobel, Snik, Ernst Zacharevic, Dot Dot Dot, John Doe, Seizer One, Harland Miller, Martin Whatson, Sandra Chevrier, Otto Schade, and Mason Storm. And all of the artworks are for sale.
Here’s a quick look at some of the pieces Gia On The Move loved!