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.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

"Manifest Equality" Lady Justice graffiti time-lapse for Oscar season

El Mac, Retna & Kofie: JUSTICE Mural for Manifest Equality- Time lapse: from Augustine Kofie on Vimeo.

"...we painted day and night using imported spray paint and 3 scissor lifts to create the 20 x 100 foot semi-grayscale mural located in the parking lot of the former Pic-n-save/Big Lots." Kofie

Hollywood and Vine The huge mural was commissioned by Yosi Sergant as part of "" to raise awareness of civil rights issues of Proposition 8. The timing of the show will ride the Academy Awards media-fest as the "Oscars" roll into town this Sunday and will hopefully attract a few industry-types and celebs to help challenge the Prop.

"Los Angeles is one of the epicenters of creativity in the world," Sergant says, "And with the Academy Awards approaching, it seemed like an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the heightened energy and attention and start a conversation of substance."

Manifest Equality is a temporary art show running through the weekend exhibiting "hundreds of well-known and emerging names, including street artists Robbie Conal, Swoon and Shepard Fairey, and illustrative painters Barry McGee, Gary Baseman and Elizabeth McGrath ." Even L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa got involved as he helped choose five artworks from over 1,000 entries to the Manifest Equality art contest.

Sergant is best remembered for his work in creating the grassroots "Manifest Hope" art shows and involvement in the "Hope" poster images done by Shepard Fairey.

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