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In Memory of Juan Carlos de la Piedra
 
In Memory of Juan Carlos de la Piedra

In Memory of Juan Carlos de la Piedra

Join us to us at the grafflab for the memory of our brother Juan Carlos the doors of the graff lab will be open this coming saturday at 9:00 in the morning. We Hope to see you there ! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]

Earth Day Mural Day 1

Earth Day Mural Day 1

21 April 2012

Photos from Day One of the Earth Day Mural project are below. If you want to check out their progress or lend a hand, Lucy’s Drive Thru is located at Pico and Union in downtown LA. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]

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New Earth Day Mural by STP Crew at Lucy’s

New Earth Day Mural by STP Crew at Lucy’s

19 April 2012

This weekend (April 20-22, 2012) the Pico Union neighborhood will be treated to a brand new Earth Day Mural by the STP graffiti crew. The Earth Day mural is going up at Lucy’s Drive Thru at the intersection of Pico and Union just blocks from the Staples Center in downtown LA. STP is replacing the [...]

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CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

24 December 2011

Thanks for everyone who came out to support our “Toys for Tots” Christmas giveaway. Over a hundred kids were given a gift that made their holiday a little brighter. The food was delicious and the music was pumping. In other news, the Graff Lab will be closed on both Christmas and New Years weekend. Trespassers [...]

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L.A. Breakers Meet L.A. Zombies

L.A. Breakers Meet L.A. Zombies

17 July 2011

Last month the Graff Lab hosted a dance tribute to the late great Michael Jackson, which included performances by the L.A. Breakers, Thrill the World Los Angeles, the Pico Union Kids, 93rd Elementary, Crenshaw Heights, Ejame, The Young Marvels and DJ Jess. Be sure to add us as a friend and subscribe to our official [...]

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The Concentrates Music Video

The Concentrates Music Video

06 June 2011

Check out this music video from the Concentrates; they’re from Pico Union. The Graff Lab is featured in the video as well as a bunch of other murals in the neighborhood. The Concentrates are Tylana Renga, violin, percussion, Peter Jacobson, cello, guitar, Michael Bolger, accordion, Enrique Roman, bongo, Kuma Jacobson.   Here are some photos [...]

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The New Face

The New Face

22 May 2011

A lot of changes have been going at the Graff Lab lately. The USC boxing club is putting the finishing touches on their Graff Lab gym. Ricky is getting the punching bags installed and then things should be pretty much be up and running. Additionally, a ton of new pieces have gone up as well. [...]

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Spring 2011

Spring 2011

05 April 2011

Here are a bunch of new pictures from March and early April 2011 here at the Graff Lab. We posted a bunch more on our facebook fan page @ facebook.com/grafflab. Ricky is due back from Singapore in the next week so get your cans and sketches ready because we are going to be giving the [...]

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LA Times Article

LA Times Article

29 November 2010

Last week the LA TIMES ran a feature article on Ricky Guerrero and The Graff Lab. The Rick Rojas story appeared in the November 14th edition of the paper. “The afternoon sun sears Louie Mesa as he stands on cracked pavement in a black ball cap, black T-shirt and dark jeans. The sweat on his [...]

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New Works

New Works

30 November 2010

Here are some of the more recent pieces that have gone up at the world famous Graff Lab located on the corner of Venice and Union in downtown Los Angeles. Every Saturday and Sunday the yard makes a colorful transformation that you have to see to believe. Ricky Guerrero founded the Graff Lab in 2006 [...]

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Graff Lab Documentary

Graff Lab Documentary

30 November 2010

Since July producer-director Rory Owen Delaney has been working on a documentary about The Graff Lab, the Pico Union Housing Corporation and life in downtown Los Angeles. At the center of the film are Ricky Guerrero and Gloria Farias whose enterprising programs and teamwork have been uplifting the Pico-Union community for years. By empowering local [...]

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Thanksgiving Graffiti

Thanksgiving Graffiti

05 December 2010

Here is some the best stuff that what went up over Thanksgiving weekend at The Graff Lab. Check back each week to see the new aerosol art gracing our walls. Or better yet come see for yourself at the corner of Venice and Union in downtown LA right off the 110 freeway and join our [...]

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Principal Entertainment

Principal Entertainment

11 December 2010

Last weekend the Graff Lab welcomed Danny Sherman of Principal Entertainment. Ricky Guerrero gave Danny the official tour of the yard and our facilities, which include a silk screen t-shirt station, an arts and crafts workshop, a music room, a dance studio and a nascent boxing ring. A big thanks goes to Sal One and [...]

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Michael Jackson + Akon Video

Michael Jackson + Akon Video

12 December 2010

The Graff Lab’s mural of Michael Jackson, which was unveiled this past August, is featured in the video for Akon and Michael Jackson’s duet “Hold My Hand.” The Graff Lab’s MJ mural appears toward the end of the “Hold My Hand” video, so be patient — you will be rewarded. Posters and t-shirts of the [...]

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New Art

New Art

14 December 2010

Here are some more photos by one of the Graff Lab’s resident photographers: Erick Dejesus. We call it “new” only because it is new to the Graff Lab’s website. Much of the graffiti here was actually done months ago. Please be patient as we do our best to update our online archives — it is [...]

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2011 Graffiti

2011 Graffiti

14 January 2011

Here is some of the new graffiti that went down in our last Saturday, Jan 8th at the Graff Lab. Last weekend was the first weekend that the Graff Lab has been open in 2011 so it was pretty busy. Check out some of what went down. I have a Time Lapse that I need [...]

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“Wow” Music Video

“Wow” Music Video

19 January 2011

Check out the new music video “WOW” by the Marvel Inc crew. The Marvel Inc have been training and performing at the Graff Lab for years now, and we are excited for their success. The video was shot entirely on location at the world famous Graff Lab. The Lab is available for your next video [...]

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Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Party

05 February 2011

So as everyone knows who’s ever been to the Graff Lab, there is a radio / ghetto box blaster at the yard but no TV at the Graff Lab… until tomorrow. That’s right, Ricky Guerrero is hosting a Super Bowl party @ the Graff Lab tomorrow where there will be a TV as well as [...]

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Mega Time Lapse

Mega Time Lapse

07 February 2011

Check out this bad ass new time lapse courtesy of MBD Films from Saler and 7 others who came by the Graff Lab and threw down on the Saturday before Super Bowl, putting up a huge new elaborate piece in a matter of hours. Good job, guys. The Super Bowl party on Sunday was a [...]

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Muscle Car Show @ the Graff Lab

Muscle Car Show @ the Graff Lab

11 February 2011

A local Los Angeles muscle car club came to the Graff Lab a couple weeks ago to stage some photographs for their website. Here is what they sent us. To find out more about how to throw your event at the Graff Lab, or how to stage your next photo or video shoot, contact Danny [...]

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The Latest from the Lab

The Latest from the Lab

16 March 2011

It’s been over a month since the last post, so thanks for being patient, but a lot has been going on. A couple weeks ago the Graff Lab hosted an event for the folks at City Year who brought their after school class of about 20 to 30 middle schoolers from the surrounding Pico Union [...]

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Black Book Sessions

Black Book Sessions

16 February 2013

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Juan Carlos De La Piedra, may you Rest in Peace

21 November 2012

  Gone but not Forgotten your memory will live withing all the people that knew you ,we will never forget your charisma, your laughter, hard work and your kindness to all that where around you. We will all miss you. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about [...]

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Off the Wall Graffiti

Off the Wall Graffiti

28 March 2011

We have recently come in contact with Maura at Off the Wall Graffiti, a non-profit, community event, mentoring and scholarship foundation designed for students who show a talent in graffiti and a willingness to learn about art.  At Off the Wall Graffiti their mission is to elevate the self esteem and talent of under-served 12-19 [...]

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