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Arts and Entertainment

See This: David Choe's Take on Los Angeles Through his Art

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The first of four major art shows planned for downtown Beverly Hills over the next four months opened last night to large crowds who enjoyed the prolific art of L.A.-native artist David Choe. Tucked between Victoria's Secret and Levi's on Beverly Boulevard, the 8,000 square-foot space curated by Banksy-confidant Steve Lazarides purposefully juxtaposes the neighborhood's clean feeling-vibe by adding an alternative feel.

In "Nothing to Declare," Choe shows off a plethora of styles, from his soft watercolor works containing sexually explicit material, to edgy paintings made from spray paint, oil, acrylic and sometimes even urine. All his pieces--about 40 in all--are derived from his life, travels and experiences and projected onto his view of Los Angeles

“I will take all my love, all my hate, all my pain, all my rage, all my suffering and all my skills and experience I’ve collected over the years, everything I’ve learned in every medium from watercolors to oils to spray paint, I’m gonna express everything I feel about this city and what it is to live and die and be born again in the city of angels," he said.

The gallery is open daily through May 23rd at 320 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.

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