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Alex “DEFER” Kizu has been a busy man. Within one-week’s time, Kizu has shown in no less than 2 art galleries (Hold-Up Art in Little Tokyo and CREWEST in Downtown LA) and a museum (Pasadena Museum of California Art, for its “Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete To Canvas” show). What’s more, one of his [...]

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Opening night for the CREWEST exhibit “NO BITERS ALLOWED” was a smashing success. One of the few artists with two entries in the show, DEFER’s “LOS ANGELES” print could be seen situated above his other work “Los Angelinos” (below), with both pieces receiving priority placement in the front window next to the left of legendary [...]

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Alex DEFER Kizu exhibited work in the CREWEST show “NO BITER’S ALLOWED” on May 7, 2011. This show marks the 9th anniversary of CREWEST and featured the work of West Coast graffiti artists who have been painting since the 1980′s. Artists: ACME, AXIS, CHAZ BOJORQUEZ, CRE8, DEFER, ESTRIA, FEAR, HEAVEN, MANDOE, MAN ONE, MEAR, MURAL, [...]

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Interviews from Alex “DEFER” Kizu and examples of his early work are featured in the new book, “The History Of American Graffiti” written by Roger Gastman, co-curator of MOCA‘s “Art In The Streets” exhibit, and Caleb Neelon. From the publisher: “Comprehensive, and accessible, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon’s The History of American Graffiti offers an [...]

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Graffiti LA, the comprehensive book on street styles and art in Los Angeles features the work of “DEFER” and showcases the work of his crew on the cover! From the publisher: Long before graffiti was adopted as the visual expression of hip-hop culture in the 1980s, Chicano gang members in East Los Angeles had been [...]

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Production photos courtesy of DEFER and Luis & Tony at Modern Multiples.

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Containing 4 pages of interviews and samples of “DEFER”‘s work, The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art Volume 1, 1983-1988, establishes “DEFER” as a pioneer in the Los Angeles street art scene. From the publisher: The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art: Volume 1, 1983-1988 is the first book in a series of four books [...]

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  MORELWORKS Fine Art Publishing and Alex DEFER Kizu (K2S/STN) are proud to present: “LOS ANGELES”. The pioneering L.A. writer has been interviewed for, and has had work featured in 3 books, and will be exhibiting work in the upcoming “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas” show at the Pasadena Museum of California [...]

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A while back we printed a few printed a few promotional tees celebrating the release of our ART SAVES LIVES serigraph, the first-ever fine art print from The Phantom Street Artist, designer of Rage Against The Machine’s album cover “The Battle Of Los Angeles” and featured artist in the TASCHEN book by the Wooster Collective, [...]

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After showing at CREWEST for the month of February, our “ART SAVES LIVES” print has found a home at the Living Room, Steve Melendrez’s super-hip home furnishing shop. Located in the heart of Silver Lake, Living Room is a thoughtfully curated mix of retro, futuristic and rustic home furnishings, along with some killer art from [...]

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