Friday, October 31, 2014

District of the Dead

You Killed Me First gets up in the 18b Arts District with a stylized version of an old movie poster,
combining the two movies "Dawn of the Dead" and his namesake "You Killed Me First" for this image.
The box to the right has There She Is with her hand painted robot grabbing lightening from the clouds.
These artists always appear together in the streets, sometimes working together to compliment each others art using the same colors and feel and sometimes in juxtaposition. Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Black Dahlia District

The Black Dahlia pays a visit to the 18b Arts District courtesy of Struggle Buggy,
with an image of Elizabeth Short with a group of people with black bars to conceal their identities.
The image on stained and yellowed paper really gives this piece a feel from another time,
joined by sticker of a purple and atomically correct heart. Possibly to replace her now stopped heart? 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two Faced Team

You Killed Me First and There She Is team up to give concert goers an alternative to commercial logos
and an overkill of advertisements with new bright and colorful pieces for the Life is Beautiful festival.
There She Is with her hand painted face of Medusa and her head of snakes inviting you closer to your doom,
and You Killed Me First combining an intense stare with neon colors assault your eyes on the downtown streets.

Friday, October 24, 2014

No Trespassing

Another year, another round of new Life is Beautiful murals but lets stay focused on the illegal artwork.
D*Face's Card Shark stencil pieces have been riding since last year, they look so solid and blend perfectly with the scenery that the buffman keeps missing them. Olsenink up top with a larger color sticker of a hairy legged women joining in on the fun, with Missy Elliot lyrics "Put my thang down, flip it and reverse it." Found downtown.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Spirit of Downtown

AEC from Interesni Kazki's buffed Life Is Beautiful mural lives again with these stickers found downtown.
The black n white is for certain a Olsenink design, and the others we're are not 100% sure of the artists.
But together they do make a strong statement about the spirit of downtown unjustly buffing and censoring
of a mural that someone somewhere felt was too negative, well in their eyes anyway. Great to see it back threefold!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bird Box

Found this artist unknown piece on Bridger between 6th and Las Vegas Blvd., this time sans skateboard.
We're not even sure what this little guy even is, a hipster bird, a vampire duck? Who knows?!
But we've been seeing him more and more, and its always good to see a familiar face around town.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Big Bunny

Milk the Bunny goes big with the largest piece we've seen from her thus far,
a large pink circle surrounding a bright, multicolored and psychedelic unicorn bunny.
Spotted, located, tagged and released in the 18b Arts District, stay up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Practice Compassion?

Another Picasso paster spotted from The Producer BDB in the 18b Arts District,
joined by a Practice Compassion sticker riding above his head like a message just for us.
But um...the complete ridiculousness of having that message above a defaced image of Pablo Picasso
with his eyes crossed out and then complete it by drawing a penis in his mouth?...
This is either an amazing collab or someone has just offended the hell outta me, nice job!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Grim Ripper

New digital print piece found on the side-door of the old Western Hotel on Fremont,
the Grim Reaper riding a skateboard with an abstract face and ever present scythe in hand.
The face is almost reminiscent of an plague doctors masks, kinda makes this artist unknown
piece a little more poignant with current events. Joined by tags and a Ray Moore sticker.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Group Meeting

A multi-piece collage of art is waiting for you in the alley behind the Velveteen Rabbit in the 18b.
This wall features an array of colors and different styles of artwork by various artists.
These out of the way, almost hidden pieces are always satisfying to find when you locate them.
A little effort can go a long way in this town, be it from the artist or just simply looking for art.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Lady In Purple

Another find in another alley in the 18b, a beautiful stencil of a woman on a purple background.
This striking image is spray painted in white and joined by some tags and web address stickers.
Funny how artists spend so much time cutting out an stencil, then hit the streets painting as fast as possible.
Well, when your choices are commit or get caught? You kinda get in a rush sometimes, artist unknown. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Alley Oops

We discovered someone in the alley behind Velveteen Rabbit having a bit of a break this weekend.
Tucked away from prying eyes and the graffiti, we have a hooded hipster kid relieving himself.
The amount of stained piss on the ground makes this piece work extremely well with its surroundings,
but it almost comes off like more of an instructional manual than artwork. Artist unknown.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stay Fixed

A newer Milk the Bunny piece found downtown with the words Stay Fixed and another set of ears.
Omayra Amador is one of the first artists we became familiar with after moving from LA to LV,
her artwork has been a permanent and often times temporary fixture on the streets and walls of Vegas.
Our friends over at Paint This recently ran a great article on her, make sure to check it out! Stay Up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friendly Monster

We found a monster lurking in the shadows of the night in the 18b Arts District,
well actually it was broad daylight and the monster is a piece from Olsenink. But still!
Olsenink has been hitting the city with a wide range of styles and colors with his pieces,
this latest one is aging nicely with a little help from some asshole who thinks messing with art is funny.
Haters, they will always let you know when your artwork better than theirs, So, umm. Thanks?!