LA Public Works Billboards
It’s every graffiti artist’s dream to paint a billboard, and thanks to Los Angeles’ Public Works project, graffiti artists can make it happen. The project features work by How & Nosm, Insa, Push, Revok, Risk, Ron English, Seen, Shepard Fairey, Trustocorp, WCA Crew, Uglar, and Zes. The founder of L.A. Freewalls and owner of LALA Gallery Daniel Lahoda organized the project with billboard agency MacDonald Media’s West Coast Managing Director and L.A. Art Share’s Board President Rick Robinson to benefit L.A. Art Share through sales of prints and toys of the billboards.
L.A. Art Share is a community art center that provides affordable artist housing, and hosts free socials, gallery openings, lectures, workshops, and events in downtown L.A.’s artist district. With an impressive roster of artists, this first of its kind project linking public art and community art centers with advertising agencies can offer new perspectives and possibilities of joining these communities that are often at ends with each other.
Here’s a preview of all of the billboards! Final install photos coming soon.