Jose “Prime” Reza is a founding father of Los Angeles’ famed, stylized graffiti lettering. He created the artwork for Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, the dynamic exhibition co-presented by Helms Bakery District, SoCal NOMA and A+D Museum about the elements of hip-hop – emceeing, b-boying, and graffiti – and their influence on design and architecture.
Now it’s time to hear from Prime.
Please join us on Friday, September 15, when Prime will sit down with celebrated muralist Man One, in a conversation moderated by Scott “Sourdough” Power, creator and publisher of indie arts media website NotRealArt.com.
Prime and Man One will talk about the birth of graffiti in LA and the influence of East Coast hip-hop; and they will share stories about wild childhoods painting the walls of LA, to what it means to be established artists navigating a world in which street art is a commodity.
Jointly presented by Helms Bakery District, SoCal NOMA, and the A+D Museum, as a part of the Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture exhibition.
A collection of general resources, and our favorite reads including children’s classics, non-fiction essays, and serial publications.
A collection of playlists, albums, and podcasts from the A+D Museum’s team, both entertaining and educational.
A collection of films, television series, and video media pertaining to arts and culture, all collected by our team.