European Street Artists Take to Spring Street in Downtown
The Summer-long schedule of gallery shows in Beverly Hills by Lazarides is revving up for its second show with some street art in downtown Los Angeles. "EuroTrash" will feature four edgy European artists beginning next week, but as traditional when street artists come to town, they leave some of their work on city streets for the public to enjoy (or debate whether it's enjoyable art or not).
In the case of JR and Vhils, the two took to the 600 block of Spring Street for two large murals facing each other in a narrow parking lot (permission was received). JR is from France and is known for his known for his large photographs that "highlight humanist matters that are often overlooked." Portuguese artist Vhils likes to manipulate surfaces, as he did in the portrait of a man by chipping away at the building for a bas-relief effect.