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PERSUE RIME & CR IN HOLLYWOOD

Back in 2011, CR painted this wall in Hollywood.

Last week Persue and I came through to repaint the wall. Instead of covering over the previous work, we tried to maintain some of CR’s original strokes. Where the pieces overlap the black we tried changing the color way over to blue…

Original sketch by Persue…

PJ getting us started…




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FAN MAIL – 60YR OLD JAZZ MUSICIAN, RUSS CORVEY

Below is an email from Russ Corvey, a 60 year old jazz musician from North Carolina. He bumped into THIS alley way in East Hollywood and let me know how he felt about it


one of the walls in the alley by Revok, Rime & Ewok

“So … I’m a 60-year old jazz musician/creative director who now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, visiting my 27-year old son, a film editor, who lives in North Hollywood. When we visit him, the time is usually consumed with chores and family stuff. But this time, I promised myself I would do something for me, so Friday morning, around dawn, while everyone else is sleeping, I grab my camera and set out to find some street art – tags? graffiti? I don’t know much about that world, but I love that Banksy, Mr. Brainwash thing (whatever the hell that thing is) and kinda want to know more.

Now L.A. is a pretty sprawling place, agreed? And I don’t have a lot of time, and I don’t know where I’m going – but I set my iPhone map thing to “Korea Town” and 20 minutes later I’m wandering around the back streets looking for … whatever. Shit … just off Western Avenue, getting ready to make a left, I pass this alley. I practically pissed in my pants. What cosmic force brought me there?

I stood in that alley for an hour – I shot dozens of pictures, but a lot of time I just stood and looked – didn’t want to see it thru a viewfinder. I got a little lightheaded a couple of times – I listened to some music, which was a stunning experience (for me, Pat Metheney was a beautiful compliment to the sights).

I was giggling, grinning – and even got a little teary-eyed when I thought about the gift I was receiving that morning – while people were heading to their jobs. I realize now this alley is probably a very celebrated place, but in that moment, it felt like this was all mine – just for me. Earlier this year I was in London, and in a similar fashion, stood on the Waterloo Bridge at dawn, shooting the city – this was like that. The stuff that people do with their lives – buildings, bridges, art, music, dance – I just don’t have words.

So – thank you – thank you – thank you! I will never forget what I saw Friday morning.

Russ Corvey

PS: As if stumbling on your joyful art wasn’t enough of an incredible coincidence, a few years ago I wrote a song called … “Jersey Joe” – MP3 is attached here…”


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FUCK SONY AND FUCK MELISSA “ZIPPY” DOWNING

SONY via location scout Melissa “Zippy” Downing illegally paints over a Few & Far mural for a commercial.


(above) The Few & Far crew

A few weeks back I got the news that someone painted over the recent all female, Few & Far production on Gower Street in Hollywood. This was a real surprise to me especially since I have been organizing the painting of those walls for so many years.


(above) The completed Few & Far wall that lasted only two months before being covered.

Stopping in to see the owner of the property, he tells me that permission was never given for anyone to paint over the Few & Far mural. In fact, he was driving to work on the day of the incident and saw location scout Melissa “Zippy” Downing and crew filming horrible graffiti over the partially covered mural.


(above) SONY and Zippy Downing covering the Few & Far mural for a commercial.

He asked her what the hell they were doing? and Zippy responded saying that she had permission by the laborers inside to paint this wall for a SONY commercial. The owner told her that she did NOT have permission because HE is the owner and that nothing was cleared.

Zippy’s dumb ass ended up persuading the owner to let them finish filming, and assured the owner that she will have the mess covered back with quality work. Despite her promise, SONY wrapped up their day of shooting without finishing the wall. They passed the task along to some local writers who happened to be there as they were leaving. SONY let them know they were not coming back and it was cool to cover the mess they made…


(above) An attempt by locals to paint over the SONY mess

So I say FUCK SONY and FUCK MELISSA “ZIPPY” DOWNING, for covering a really cool mural with shitty graffiti, all in a sad attempt to connect with so called urban youth. If you feel that this type of unprofessional cut cornering is wrong please reblog / retweet this. Or if you want to let the dumb bitch know personally. Here is her card…

Melissa “Zippy” Downing (Location Scout)
(510) – 847 – 1539
melissa.downing@mac.com
https://twitter.com/#!/steakdrapes

#FUCKSONY and #FUCKMELISSAZIPPYDOWNING


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PAINTING A NICHE OUTLINE / GENTLEMENS CHAPTER

Showed up in Hollywood looking to paint over this mess that SONY left behind over a recent Few & Far wall in Hollywood. I decided to paint this straight forward sketch by NICHE VTS

After some revisions and some experimental tricks I managed to somehow make it fit with the rest of the wall. Added in a chick taking a phone pic of an oiled up meathead…

Ewok all out, around the corner…



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MCA RIP BILLBOARD BY ERIC HAZE

I was recently asked to create a memorial piece to honor MCA as part of the billboard project currently going on in LA.
The piece just went up yesterday at Santa Monica and Vine, and is the third in a trilogy behind Kaves and Shepard.
I was grateful to be given such a public forum to properly celebrate the life of my friend and collaborator Adam Yauch,
and hope that these memorials will reverberate among the community that continues to mourn his passing. – Eric Haze
MCA – RIP

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