Chaz Bojorquez was Inspired by the tradition of cholo writing

“Los Locos De Cali” by Bojorquez’s Monograph charts the life and career of Chaz Bojorquez, known as “Chaz.”  He grew up in East Los Angeles where he adopted the underground, punk street-art ethos. Chaz then pursued his calligraphy training at Chouinard Art School.  There he developed a unique stylized font with psychedelic imagery that he is now known for in his artwork.  

Los Locos De Cali #2 of an edition of 4 and PUB. P. and published 2011.

Now his art is part of numerous permanent art collections like the he Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American Art, LACMA, MOCA and Laguna Art Museum.  

“Los Locos De Cali” is Limited-Edition serigraphs, print from Master Printer Richard Duardo at Modern Multiples, bears the Modern Multiple printer’s chop and in the Art world of prints, this is a big thing.  Also, in this case, SMALLER is better.  This one is #2 of an edition of 4 and PUB. P. and published 2011.  This Limited-Edition Fine Art print is a 17-Color, Hand-Pulled Serigraph on Coventry Rag Vellum 320 gsm. Similar work of larger editions of 35 are start at $3,000.  

Now on  eBay Store  https://www.ebay.com/str/forbiddenartla 

Alex Kizu – Spiritual Language

“All of these were different stages in my life. The Gangs, prison, graffiti all of them were like layers of my existence that culminated into my artistic practice, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Alex Kizu aka Defer 

“Treading on a Tigers Tail” small edition of 20.

For the Defer, his writing, his art is like a metaphor of the different stages in his life. In his work you find a balance of light and dark, color and black and white along with the wild, and architectural influence that came from his Japanese father.

As a pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti crews, K2S, STN and KGB, Kizu’s influence on the Los Angeles graffiti movement is profound. Edified by early New York graffiti, and more importantly, the neighborhood “placaso” style, indigenous to LA; Defer culminates these experiences to define a unique native genre.

On the “Treading on a Tigers Tail” print, you may see other variations. On Artsy there is similar Limited Edition of “Treading on a Tigers Tail” print but, the TIGER is in black, white and grey and it’s going for $1,500.  

Our “Treading on a Tigers Tail” Limited Edition print the tiger is RED and it’s a very small edition of 20. We have #11 size  42” x 28”.  This print was printed by Master Printer Richard Duardo at Modern Multiples. It bears the Modern Multiple printer’s chop.

Now on  eBay Store  https://www.ebay.com/str/forbiddenartla 

Mear One“Conscious Art for Conscious People”

Who speaks the TRUTH? In a society where truth is no longer the common language, who speaks the truth?

Born 1971 as Kalen Ockerman Mear One is an American artist based in Los Angeles, is best known for his symbolism bringing into question who speaks the truth.  Just like Francesco Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Ai Weiwei, and others, Mear One through their art, hopes to encourage people to question the sanity of greed and power.  In the painting, Global Uprising is about global uprising and radical revolution.  

“The concept of uprising is a positive one: it’s moving upwards, and it suggests growth, like a plant. With the light of oppression shining on the crowd, it’s growing in strength and numbers, and is destined for a positive change.” Susie Lee, Arrested Motion.

Mear One was the first graffiti artist to exhibit at the infamous 01 Gallery on Melrose, as well as at 33 1/3 Gallery in Silverlake, where Banksy would later debut his first North American show. Mear One’s work was part of the landmark Art in the Streets exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Street Cred at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Last Thursday at the Orlando Museum of Fine Art. His artworks reside in the permanent collection of the Laguna Museum of Fine Art Museum, The Chambers Project, and numerous private collections around the world. 

Now on  eBay Store  https://www.ebay.com/str/forbiddenartla 

THE DRAGON – in “High Voltage II” Gajin Fujita

“I kind of look at myself as a hip-hopper, the way of a DJ would sample all sorts of great music from the past – sounds and beats. I’m just doing it with visuals.” Gajin Fujita/L A Louver Gallery.  

Fujita blends Eastern techniques seen in mythological figures found in Japanese tradition of tattoo art.  In “High Voltage II he uses the dragon as a classic symbol of IMMORTALITY. You will also find, anime style, elements of geishas, warriors, demons with Western urban imagery in i.e., Latino graffiti, U.S. pop culture imagery with stunning and vibrant, yet harmonious colors.  

Born in 1972 to Japanese parents, went from the streets of East Los Angeles to L.A. Louver and museums such as LACMA, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City) and several international venues in Switzerland, Greece, and Belgium.

Very collectible artist.  You can see by the two screen prints, “High Voltage II” was sold on September 1, 2021, for $3,250 and now the owner of the print is willing to accept offers of $4,875 or above.­

And NOW

https://www.ebay.com/str/forbiddenartla





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