LAB ART Opens the Nation's Largest Street Art Gallery in Los Angeles

May 02, 2011, 13:27 ET from LAB ART

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LAB ART is proud to announce the opening of the largest art gallery in the nation dedicated to street art. Spanning 6,500 square feet of space, the new gallery is located at 217 S. La Brea Avenue, in Los Angeles. Drawn from the street art movement, the Grand Opening Reception exhibition brings together approximately 300 works, by over 30 artists—both recognized names as well as up-and-comers. The unprecedented line-up includes some of the most renowned urban artists in the world including: Alec Monopoly, Smear, Destroy All Design, Kai Aspire, Thank You X, Mar, Army of One/JC2, and Dog Byte and Sean D'Anconia, among many other talents.

LAB ART works with some of the most exciting and innovative artists who collectively defy categorization. Marking one of the most comprehensive presentations of street art, the wide-ranging exhibition brings together works from across a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media, photography and installations.

Curated under the watchful eye of former fashion designer Iskander Lemseffer, LAB ART's collection showcases a movement that will deservedly make its mark in contemporary art history. The grand opening debuts a massive exhibition by some of the most notorious artists including celebrity favorites: Alec Monopoly, famous for his paradoxical spins of the Monopoly man, and Thank You X, known for his images of art icon Andy Warhol, and Sean D'Anconia, whose virtual universe called "Majestyland" is the setting for faux-films and adverts, created in his signature Pop-Fusion aesthetic.

Other highlights include the gallery bar-top painted by urban muralist Gregory Siff—known for his 6th Street Mural at The Standard Downtown, and a life-size cow statue titled "Cheshire Cow" created by artist Rabi and inspired by the Cheshire Cat. Among the artists represented are three big names from New York: Army of One/JC2, Haculla, and skateboarding legend Chad Muska.

All 33 artists will be attending the private party held on May 12th, 2011. LAB ART is open to the public on May 13th, 2011 from 11am to 7pm. For media requests and inquiries, please contact: or

About LAB ART:

LAB ART Los Angeles is dedicated to an alternative exhibition of street art and installation. The gallery features works of more than 30 of the most prominent and up-and-coming names of the Los Angeles Street Art scene and beyond. Spanning 6,500 square feet of gallery space, LAB ART offers art collectors and art lovers a dynamic roster of vibrant and thought-provoking exhibitions.