News — Los Angeles Graffiti Art


Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! Today on Freeway Editions we are highlighting the Rapture series of hand painted screen prints by Alex "DEFER" Kizu. These prints are part of the HPM collection and were created by the artist in 2013. Take a look at the full series by following the links below.

Rapture Edition 4 of 8 is part of an original set of hand-painted prints from urban contemporary artist Alex "DEFER" Kizu. Each piece of this limited edition set was individually...


This week Freeway Editions is taking a look at the work of  SoCal artist CANTSTOPGOODBOY. This guy has been on a roll making paintings for exhibitions and art fairs as well as collaborating with tons of top brands and musicians. Check out his work and stay tuned for more from this artist.

From the artist's bio:  "Although only 22 years old, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, is quickly making his mark in the emerging world of street art.  A native of Southern California, he was introduced to the world of art at an...

ART NEWS: The Venice Art Crawl

This week we are discussing some local art news! Culver City's neighbor Venice Beach is having it's quarterly Art Crawl on March 19th. The Venice Beach neighborhood of Abbot Kinney is home to this month's crawl where art galleries, vendors, restaurants and locals will all participate in a night of arts and culture. 

More about the event: "The Venice Art Crawl is an organization by and for the people. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. Join us by attending, sharing your vision...

ART NEWS: NYC Art Fair Happenings

The art fair season has slowed down here on the west coast but this week the frenzy starts in NYC. Despite the freezing temperatures and feet of snow, everyone is headed east for a variety of art showcases in New York City. Because it is such a hectic week and there are so many fairs to choose from, Freeway Editions has chosen a few to focus on, here is our art fair break down for this week. 

From the press releases: 


The Armory Show

"The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary...


Alex "DEFER" Kizu’s typographic work has been revered as complex and unique in the realm of Los Angeles street art. Hailing from the community of Boyle Heights, Alex Kizu has taken his culture and connection with the urban landscape and created a profound artistic language, which distorts the lines between street art and fine art. DEFER is considered a forebear in the subculture of LA graffiti artists.
As an original member of crews such as K2S, STN, and KGB, DEFER has been an integral part of the street art movement in Los Angeles and consistently draws inspiration from his...