Martha Cooper was in MoCA's Art in the Streets but couldn't help doing what she does best, taking lots of pictures! Here are some of our favorites from her time in Los Angeles.
Digging through Martha Cooper's blog on 12ozProphet turns up photography gems everytime, and reviewing her pics from MoCA's "Art in the Streets" was no different. Because of her quality work and time invested in the community, artists give her access second--to-none. Take for instance, the story on how Katsu bombed the MoCA building just a few days before the show's opening, only to have Rime flown in from San Francisco to paint a Blade piece. One-of-a-kind.
Enjoy the pictures, but we're glad Martha knows what she likes best: "I was extremely happy to be included in MoCA’s massive Art in the Streets exhibit, but nothing beats art actually created in the streets." - Martha Cooper, on the LA Freewalls Project
Aiko helping Martha put together her photography exhibit at the museum, wheat-pasting one photo at a time.
Mode2 painting his wall inside the museum.
Neckface preparing his "crackhead" alleyway. The artist decided to bring the street to the exhibit, so the exhibition description read, "Neckface advises that if you ever see something like this in real life outside the museum, don't go in."
Lee Quinones, Cern and Loomit.
Lee working on the feathers.
Check out the entire set of Birds of a Feather photos by Martha Cooper.
The moment when MoCA security discovered Katsu's work.
RIME with the finished product.
Old school photo of Lee Quinones and Lady Pink from a PS1 art exhibit, circa 1980
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