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Ethan Varian

Credit: Courtesy Obey Giant Art / Photographer Jon Furlong

Shepard Fairey's New L.A. Show Isn't Anti-Trump — It's Anti-Apathy

Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" poster remains one of the most enduring symbols of Barack Obama's historic first presidential campaign. Contrast the piece with the "Make America Great Again" hats and mean-spirited Pepe the Frog memes from the 2016 election, however, and it serves as a stark reminder of just how......
Andrew Soria

"Drinkin' Smokin' & West Coastin'" Is a Love-Hate Letter to L.A.

Like many underground live-work spaces throughout Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery fell victim to the city-wide crackdown on illegal-occupancy warehouses following the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland last December. In March, the popular street art collective was forced out of its warehouse space in the Fashion District after receiving......
Dino Nama

Popular Downtown Gallery Think Tank Has Been Forced to Close

Less than two months after a horrific warehouse fire killed 36 people at the Ghost Ship artist colony in Oakland, city inspectors came knocking at the Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles’s Fashion District. On Jan. 18, two officials with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety showed up......