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German Street Art Duo, Herakut, Open Streichelzoo

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Like Blek le Rat, who had his first U.S. show last week at Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects, more European street art comes to Los Angeles for an American debut. Tonight, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Herakut's show, Streichelzoo (“petting zoo” in German) opens at Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in West Hollywood and runs through through May 4.

Of Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany, respectively, Hera and Akut emerged as two of the strongest young voices on the contemporary street art scene. Their individual techniques are very different, but they do indeed compliment each other. Artwork featured tonight will include a combination of spray paint with charcoal, watercolors, and other paints on a variety of media, including wood, canvas, and paper. The gallery will be transformed into a work of art in itself, as Hera and Akut run wild and create a large-scale installation in the space.

We hear that they are most likely going to expand the street art work from the gallery into the streets with some unique installations to coincide with the opening. And who knows, maybe they have bombed around town already. Seen anything?