Photo by Mark MauerDetail from Repent by Ekundayo. Look familiar? Ekundayo is probably best known for creating the art on Linkin Park's album Minutes to Midnight.
For more than ten years now, he's been living in Los Angeles making art. Last summer he had a beautiful showing of work at Thinkspace.
Photo by Mark MauerEkundayo, Times Are Changing
Ekundayo's websitehas more images and background on the artist.
Photo by Mark MauerKung Fu moves going on inside Suru on Melrose. The store's got a bit of everything. Sneakers, shirts, skate goods, a small but excellent selection of art and graffiti books, and a good selection of limited edition toys (pictures follow of some). Suru's at 7662 Melrose Ave. Check out the store's website here:
Photo by Mark MauerIn the thin spot of wall where a Ekundayo painting used to be is now... a NEW Ekundayo painting! In just a few minutes of standing out front more than one person stopped and took pictures of the piece while walking by the store.
Photo by Mark MauerTwo by Ekundayo. On the right, Repent
Ekundayo, Yellow fever #3
Photo by Mark MauerEkundayo, Too Much of Anything
Photo by Mark MauerSpray-can R2D2 at Suru, with some Nikes in the background
Ekundayo, Just Enough for the City
Photo by Mark MauerSuru Toys. Alas, they're behind glass, so the C-3POs stay really shiny, and away from my grubby mitts.