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2011 Graffiti

2011 Graffiti

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 to post from this weekend as well. This should you over until I get a chance to edit and post it.




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New Art

New Art

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 hard to keep up with because the graffiti in the yard changes so quickly!



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New Works

New Works

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 after the Los Angeles public schools slashed their arts programs due to budgetary issues. The Graff Lab is an urban art gallery as well as a safe haven that is committed to developing positive art and artists.

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LA Times Article

LA Times Article

Ricardo Guerrero, an artist and musician, is the founder of the Graff Lab in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles. The program aims to turn street taggers into skilled artists. There is only one rule: No gangsters. (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times / October 1, 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 brow doesn’t seem to bother him. He’s savoring his canvas.

The battered wall in front of him may be a hodgepodge of bright colors and scattered patterns from taggers past, but on this slate Mesa sees a dream.

He’s been in this spot for hours, arriving at 9:30 a.m. after a restless night, painting from memory a piece of art that has been sketching itself out in his mind for days. He’s illustrated his name with block letters and filled it in with silver paint and airy patterns.

Mesa said it was his third visit to the Graff Lab in the Pico-Union neighborhood, a weekend program that aims to transform street taggers into skilled artists. The Graff Lab offers space on walls that wrap around the office complex of the Pico Union Housing Corp. There is only one rule: No gangsters.

“It’s not defacing property; it’s an art form,” said founder Ricardo Guerrero. “They can be whatever they want, but when they cross through those doors, they are an artist.”

Read the entire article by Rick Rojas of the LA TIMES here.

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MARVEL INC GRAFFLAB PHOTO SHOOT!!

Check out Marvel inc at the world famous GraffLab!!!!!With over 3000 hits in 24 hours !!

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Support the Graff Lab by buying a t-shirt on your next visit

Support the Graff Lab by buying a t-shirt on your next visit

The Graff Lab makes t-shirts on site and designed by graffers themselves to help fund and maintain our facilities. Come down to the Graff Lab on 1038 W.Venice Blvd (Los Angeles, Ca 90015) Saturday – Sunday between 8am to 5pm and purchase a T-shirt for you and friends. We guarantee that you will love them!

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