I wanted to check out this art show since I saw that gigantic mural on the web.
I went there the day after the “official” mural unveiling and gallery opening. On the day I was there, D*Face was signing his recent book.
The area inside was huge. There were two sections with different artwork in each. On one side, where D*Face was doing a signing, were portraits of dead celebrities. These included portraits of famous musicians and actors/actresses who died before the age of 30. Examples included Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few.
I didn’t take any photos of these portraits because they were scattered around the large room where the signing was occurring.
The other half of the room was dedicated to D*Face’s signature style. The art looked straight out of a comic book, dialogue in bubbles included.
It was dope.
Some featured a protagonist and a love interest while others dealt with a character sharing their thoughts.
There was a huge D*Face trademark head in the room. Additionally, there was an art piece centered on a revolver. The gun had a long barrel. D*Face manipulated the barrel, twisting it until it spelled “peace.” I’m sure this has been done before. You’ve seen a variation of it before.
I went outside to check out the mural. It’s fucking bigger in person! The mural covered the entire wall of the building. It had to be the length of one of those huge city blocks.
Also outside, was an installation featuring D*Face trademark head destroying a fake police car, as if it had fallen from the sky and landed perfectly onto the car, imploding the airbags and breaking the windshield.
The show was dope.
Below are some photos from the art show. For more, click the links.