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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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LA Art Show showcases graffiti art talent

This year, the LA Art Show will have live art by some of Los Angeles' legendary street artists, including Kofie, Retna, El Mac, and Mear One. The event is called Vox Humana and it will run from January 20-24, at the LA Convention Center.

This is a coup for us because while there is a lot of heat around street art right now, this is the first time I can remember that a top-tier Art Fair has actually sanctioned, promoted, and made happen a big live art performance like this,” says Bryson Strauss, Director of L.A. Art Machine. “And it's FADA, which is just crazy-cool.

The artists will be set up during the art show at the main entrance facing Figueroa. El Mac and Retna will collaborate on a 12 x 24 foot canvas, while Mear One and Kofie will work independently on 12 x 12 foot canvases.

(All the spray paint is sponsored by 33third and canvases are underwritten by Lucius Hudson.) More info can be found here. Let's hope the torrential rain in LA won't keep folks away...

To coincide with the LA Art Show Rivera & Rivera gallery downtown is exhibiting "Street Legal," a show featuring other works by El Mac, Kofie, Mear One and Retna. Opens on January 22nd, 2010.

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