BEYOND THE STREETS

"Beyond the Streets very quickly became this year's pinnacle of street art exhibits. The Los Angeles based showcase housed some of the most influential LA artists, along side the worlds most extraordinary & recognizable urban, modern, and contemporary works." watch our recap of the event here 
 

 

BACKGROUND

Curated by author and historian Roger Gastman, the 40,000+ square foot installation winds through indoor & outdoor spaces showcasing an array of multi-media displays including: painting, sculpture, photography, installation and more. The warehouse, nestled in the Arts district, begins outside with a rotating exhibit (each day hosted by new legendary member of LA's art scene) & walks through 40,000 feet of wall to wall art.

In true Banksy fashion .. exits through the gift shop. (above pictured is an original Banksy created specifically for the Beyond the Streets Event)

 

Beyond the Streets very quickly became this year's pinnacle of street art exhibits. The Los Angeles based showcase housed some of the most influential LA artists, along side the worlds most extraordinary & recognizable urban, modern, and contemporary works and Roger and the many teams responsible for the show's success, hit the mark curating the right mix of talent, content diversity, and event hospitality. The response was so overwhelmingly positive Beyond the Streets was extended by over a month.

  

ADIDAS X BEYOND THE STREET 

Adidas Skateboarding and Beyond the Streets collaborated for a recreation of the iconic Venice Pavilion landmark, which was fully skate-able, adorning the original spray designs of Los Angeles artist Risk. Pictured above is his recreation of the original Venice Pavilion.

 Read our article on Risk HERE:

  

RECOMMENDED INSTALLATIONS

  

 

40’ x 20’ double-sided painting by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, circularly hung so viewers can walk inside and be surrounded by the artwork

FAILE’s Temple, a highly interactive, life-size construction of ceramic, steel, mosaics and prayer wheels that re-conceives historical references from sacred structures and invites play and contemplation from the audience

 

 

  

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Roger Gastman is a curator, graffiti historian, urban anthropologist and collector who Forbes says “has made a career of being the cultural connector between street artists and the art world.” BEYOND THE STREETS is Gastman’s dynamic follow-up to Art in the Streets, the graffiti and street art retrospective that broke MoCA Los Angeles’ attendance record with 220,000 visitors. Gastman founded and co-published Swindle magazine with Shepard Fairey, co-authored The History of American Graffiti and co-produced the Oscar-nominated Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

  

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDED:

Shepard Fairey, Jason REVOK, FUTURA 2000, LADY PINK, Lee Quiñones, INVADER, HAZE, SWOON, Guerrilla Girls, Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, CHAZ, FAILE, Kenny Scharf, Dash Snow, Jenny Holzer, C.R. Stecyk III, Felipe Pantone, Maripol, RETNA, Gordon Matta-Clark, Martha Cooper, TAKI 183 plus Dennis Hopper, Takashi Murakami, Mark Mothersbaugh, SHEPARD FAIREY, JASON REVOK, FUTURA 2000, RETNA, LADY PINK, DASH SNOW, C.R. STECYK III, GUERRILLA GIRLS, BARRY McGEE, CHAZ, LEE QUIÑONES, FAILE, SWOON, INVADER, KENNY SCHARF, HAZE, FELIPE PANTONE, GORDON MATTA-CLARK, MARTHA COOPER, TAKI 183 plus DENNIS HOPPER,