|Left: " Los- Mulholland Radio Tower " Joe Prime Reza/Jim McHugh 24" x 20" signed and numbered- edition of 150 unframed. Right: "213- Washington and Crenshaw" David Cavazo Big Sleeps / Jim McHugh 24" x 20" signed and numbered- edition of 150 - Each print $150 + shipping|
|A single section of the panorama used as the supporting layer of the collage for "213 - Washington Blvd." Polaroid T55|
|A 9 ft. canvas of Washington Blvd. - hand styles by Sleeps and Prime - INNOVA Digital|
Artists Joe "Prime" Reza and David Cavazo, aka "Big Sleeps," are such legends, born of this disappearing LA era. These prints are a true fusion of photographic imagery and territorial street hand-styles. The imagery investigates LA and the secret, hidden sub-culture of graffiti writing, hand styles. "213 Washington Blvd. and Crenshaw " reflects a neighborhood abandoned to immigrants and people of color in post WWII Los Angeles that is now rapidly gentrifying. For those unaware, 213 was the original and for a long time, only area code in LA.
|Prime at work in his downtown LA studio- ©2015 Jim McHugh|
An early legend among street writers, now Joe "Prime" Reza is a painter who's works are held in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum and are exhibited in galleries world wide, Prime's newest works can be seen through Jan. 17, 2017 at the LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA. in the exhibition "ROLLCALL" curated by Gajin Fujita.
|Shooting in Prime's studio for the exhibition AFTERMATH - 2016 - photo: Patrick House|
|Studio van near Central Ave. in South Central LA on the very rainy night when we signed our prints|
|Big Sleeps - Prime - Jim McHugh at Prime's studio, Dec. 14, 2016|
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