Los Angeles has a deep history with graffiti and the letter form. You could say this tradition parallels and argue predates other historical graffiti. Los Angeles letterform has a long tradition dating back the 40′s when gangs would use brushes instead of spray paint to mark their neighborhoods. Chaz Bjorquez one of the artists in the show took this art form into his modern day the late 60′s and 70′s continuing that tradition. It is this deep history of the letter form in Los Angeles that brings us to today’s top letter masters. With legends to superstars like Retna Smogtown brought together the best of the best concerning letter form. Having this range of style and history in one room is why this is a very important exhibition. Great Job Smogtown and Boathouse Gallery for curating an impressive exhibition.

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featuring new works by:
RETNA
CHAZ
CRYPTIK
DEFER
SLEEPS
PRIME

Opening Reception:
May 24th, 2013 – 7pm – 10pm
@ Plaza De La Raza’s “BOATHOUSE GALLERY”
3540 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Live Screen Printing by HIT + RUN
Free Admission [all ages welcome]
Show Runs from May 24th to June 29th