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LA graffitti artists

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by ziperumpazoo, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. ziperumpazoo

    ziperumpazoo New Jack

    Joined: Oct 18, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    I'm writing a paper for my art class on LA graffitti art and I wanted to write about the top ten or twenty artists. who is the most important/popular? I heard of chaka, saber, and mear(?). I see the tag alarm kgk all around my area here in La Canada. is he in LA too? I think graffiti is cool and all the other kids in class are writing about boring stuff like picaso and monet and I don't like my bitchy teacher mrs. Haskins!!! She doesn't think graffitti is art she wanted me to write it on impreshenism or whatever. Please help my papers due in two weeks!!!!!!!!! Also, are there any books i should look at??
    Thank you!!!
    Becky
     
  2. 72swiftagression14

    72swiftagression14 Member

    Joined: Apr 21, 2001 Messages: 284 Likes Received: 0
  3. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 174
    Jeez Beck, even in two weeks I doubt you are gonna be able to pull off the graff term paper, go with impressionism, it's a good school of art, lots of dope color theory... I hate to rain on your parade, sorry
     
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,358 Likes Received: 298
    I dont know if I would consider writers from La Canada Flintridge to be considered LA writers. Go to beatbreaks and check out the books they got there. Also you might not want to write about Chaka representing graffiti art. Chaka killed shit with tags and throw ups but I never really saw his pieces. It would be hard to argue with a teacher from La Canada about tags being art. Chaka had too much negative press here in LA, your teacher might be like fuck this guys paper, just because your defending one of the most prolifics writers in history that caused thousands of dollars damage from Canada to Mexico.
     
  5. Remy Martin

    Remy Martin Guest

    didnt chaka get like 8 years in the youth authority?
     
  6. crso

    crso Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 30, 2001 Messages: 1,214 Likes Received: 0
    why don't you try writing a paper on something you know really well.
     
  7. please




    die
     
  8. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    AYE HOMEBOY,

    IF YOU SERIOUSLY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LA'S SCENE, DONT BE ASKIN ABOUT THAT SHIT LIKE A FOOL. SHITS SO FUCTUP THAT VATOS ARE TOO WEARY TO BE TRIFLED WITH THAT SHIT. I DONT MEAN TO BE A DICK BUT GO LOOK IN A BOOK, OTHER THAN THAT YOU EARN THAT KIND OF INFO HOMIE. TRY GOIN TO SOME STORE ON MELROSE AND ASKIN SOME GRAF STORE EMPLOYEE TO DROP YOU SOME SCIENCE FOR STARTERS.

    STOLEN LAND X3
     
  9. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Re: Re: LA graffitti artists

    my thoughts exactly....
     
  10. I_Love_Freights

    I_Love_Freights New Jack

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    I'll be the nice guy and post some names she should mention. :)

    so nice.

    First of all, you'll need to know the important LA crews, and you can then look into who is related to them..

    AWR
    MSK
    UTI
    CBS
    KOG
    LTS
    TKO

    Theres more. I've simply missed them, straight up and down. Now you need to figure out which writers are from which crew.. and if, and why they may be important... If you're actually serious about this. Hit me with an email at reser@crackdealer.com ... I'm from canada as well, the west coast of Vancouver.. In any case. I know a fair amount about the LA scene and could possibly help you prove your point...

    Contact me.
     
  11. Mercenary808

    Mercenary808 Guest

    check out www.artcrimes.com
    then check out the LA pages and sites
    don't forget Sever.
     
  12. Re: Re: Re: LA graffitti artists

    my thoughts were far more violent and descriptive in the realm of gore. but thats just me
    xxx303
     
  13. sotofish

    sotofish New Jack

    Joined: Feb 17, 2001 Messages: 84 Likes Received: 0
    I think this could be interesting. I'm gonna post a new topic on favorite LA writers.
    Becky, check out www.50mmlosangeles.com they got some good stuff. As far as top LA writers, Chaka, Risk, Skill, Dream, Hex, Slick, Gkae, Saber, Mear, these are some of the ones that influenced LA and the entire world. Some of my personal favorites are Revok, Kofie, Steam, Man One, Dove and Fear, Maxx, Japan, Swank, Gylt, Lapse, Toonz, shit I better stop I'll be writing all night. Also check out the stories of SK8, Ayer, Rob One. Good luck with the term paper, it's gonna be hard to get info on these writers. And hey, graff is 'cool' but don't be so close minded about the other artforms. They're all related....
     
  14. 72swiftagression14

    72swiftagression14 Member

    Joined: Apr 21, 2001 Messages: 284 Likes Received: 0
    Saber, Revok, my favorites, yeah ziperump write about them
     
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