Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Heart Throb art show

Heart Throb was a group show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery on La Brea which ended today. I was lame and didn't come here until today, even through it's about a mile from home?! Freddi C told me about the show opening, but I was busy so didn't get to go and meet Miss Van, but I *really* wanted to see her works - it has a Fafi appeal to it all, although it's much more sinister than sexy!

Miss Van sold a lot of her work at the show, including some large pieces at $18-28,000. Wow! I stared curiously and then lustfully at some limited-edition giclee prints (serie #1, serie #2) which were very affordable. I also time out to Google what giclee (pronounced zee-klay) prints are and whether they're worth the paper they're printed on ;-)

One of the other two artists at this show was Junko Mizuno whom Miss Van quotes as an influence on her own work.

Aiko Nakagawa was the third artist and is based in New York, and is probably better known as part of the Faile collective. As you can see, Heart Throb featured a strong female-empowerment theme.

After the show had closed Merry Karnowsky Gallery put this video on YouTube which features interviews with the artists.

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