Sunday, February 22, 2009

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk x Jay-Z

"You draw, better be picasso, y'know the best." - Friend Or Foe
"Perfectly like a Picasso, Rembrandt and Rocco's." - Maybach Music
"Cop Rembrandts, hang 'em, pay the lot." - I Know What Girls Like

From the jump, Jay-Z has been giving props to the masters of the art world. Well the art world has returned the honor. The above piece of Jay-Z is done on canvas, instead of paint the artist choose to keep in the the tradition of Hip Hop and used LP's - that's right vinyl records!

The Jay-Z piece was on display at an exhibit in Downtown LA - every second Thursday of each month the art district in downtown opens up its doors to everyone for the event known as the Downtown Art Walk. The streets are filled with activity - commercial art galleries, museums and various art venues are open, street vendors and performers fill the sidewalks.

A FREE Art Walk shuttle moves visitors around the Gallery Row portion of the Downtown Art Walk from 6-10 pm. Pickups and stops are available on demand — just wave to the vehicle to stop or alert the driver to exit. The shuttle is a vintage retrofitted 1940s school bus, and is hosted by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric, who curate it as moving performance venues. The shuttle is called The Hippodrome. Shuttle performance schedules are here. The Art Walk Visa is now available! A great way to navigate the Downtown Art Walk using your smartphone or web enabled phone. *Note: I checked this out on my iPhone - i highly recommend it - navigate through the scene and act like you got the area on lock.

This artist mixes art, religion and pop culture to produce this piece. Cop it like Jay-Z cop's Rembrandts - price of shown piece $10,000 vs. price of Rembrandt etching $275,000!

Source: BGFA

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