If you’ve sauntered down Hollywood Blvd, rounded a turn on La Brea or hiked in Runyon Canyon, you’ve probably laid eyes on his work. He’s a writer doing time in Hollywood, what are you in for?
WRDSMTH had his first solo show in LA this weekend, and my crew and I were stoked to be part of it.
The event took place at Fais Dodo on West Adams. The marquee was alight with words that excited all who waited in line… WRDS that is.
When you first walked in there was a tribute to 3 street artists: Shepard Fairey, Banksy and Invader, the inspiration behind WRDSMITH’s work and the reason he got started. It was a lovely gesture indeed and we’re sure the artists appreciated it! 🙂
The walls were painted a distinguished red and up on the stage hung multiple smaller works for purchase. The price was $375 per piece, and if you committed to buying one, you might get lucky and get it for free! That’s right, 9 of the works were labeled with signs on the back designating that you’ve won the piece. A guessing game. A playful and unique marketing tool, and judging by the few pieces left hanging on the wall when we arrived, it worked.
If the beautiful sentences of inspirational lyrics aren’t enough to get you hooked on the work of WRDSMTH, the scenes he had written prior and taken the excerpts out of are definitely worth the read! Next to each piece was a story. A story of Hollywood. A story of love. A story of show business. It really helped shape the world of the artist for viewers and made you feel very special to be part of it, and to take home a piece of it.
We also enjoyed some great cocktails (tequila, whiskey or vodka) and tacos by Taco Daddy! I was surprised to learn that Taco Daddy is a female owned company…. and the tacos were bomb.com! Definitely check them out 🙂
I remember when my friends used to get arrested for graffiti when growing up, and it’s awesome that street art is such a part of our culture now. God bless the artists, and thanks for having us at the show! We can’t wait to see what WRDSMTH cranks out next.
WRDSMTH is a published author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter, and an emerging street artist. Born and raised in the Midwest, he relocated to LA and started doing time in Hollywood, chasing the dream like countless others. Past and present worlds merged when he came up with the concept for WRDSMTH — a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting — and began temporarily tattooing walls in LA with indelible thoughts and phrases.
Active in the street art community since November 2013, he’s made his mark in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin, Kraków, Edinburgh, and Melbourne. He’s been featured in Playboy, LA Weekly, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, LAist, LA Magazine, and The Philadelphia Enquirer. He was named one of The Art of Elsyum’s 2014 Emerging Artists and his work has been sold at Julien’s Auctions, Art Share L.A., Q Art Gallery, wallspace, The Gabba Gallery, and LabArt.
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