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Chaz Bojorquez - Artist Book
By Chaz BojorquezPart of The Hollywood Sound  RUN # 1xb-73
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Chaz Bojorquez - Artist Book
By Chaz BojorquezPart of The Hollywood Sound
RUN #1xb-73
Chaz Bojorquez, Slick & David Flores Drop The Hollywood Sound Print Series Honoring Iconic Los Angeles Studio

We are extremely excited to welcome 3 of Hollywood's heaviest hitters for The Hollywood Sound Print Series, as 1xRUN alum Slick and David Flores are joined by Los Angeles graffiti legend Chaz Bojorquez for an amazing series of new editions from three of the West Coast's finest. A few months back, Slick tapped heavyweight lettering master Bojorquez to help add a some color to the now defunct Hollywood Sound building. Quickly the duo knocked out an monster mural featuring Slick's iconic LA hands intertwined seamlessly with Bojorquez's signature lettering (featuring the laundry list of artists to record in the legendary studio) but the duo still wanted to get the final piece to the puzzle, and decided to tap fellow LA artist David Flores to get into the mix. Flores and Bojorquez wrapped the corner and immortalized none other than the one the only, Ol' Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra...

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SIZE10 x 12.25 Inches
TYPE208 Page Hardcover Cloth Book with Paper Dust Jacket Printed on 157gsm Japanese Matte Art Paper
This RUN comes signed by Chaz Bojorquez.
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RUN INFORMATION
SHIPPING INFORMATION
SIZE10 x 12.25 Inches
TYPE208 Page Hardcover Cloth Book with Paper Dust Jacket Printed on 157gsm Japanese Matte Art Paper
This RUN comes signed by Chaz Bojorquez.
EST SHIPPING4-6 weeks
AVAILABILITYShips worldwide
RETURNSCan you return items?
We'll update you throughout your purchased art's journey from 1xRun to when it leaves our hands and ventures to you.
ABOUT THIS ART

Book Details:

- 165 Color and Black & White Plates.
- Essays by Peter Frank.
- Interview by Amanda Erlanson.
- Designed by Kirk Pedersen
- Published by Zero+ Publishing


Legendary artist Chaz Bojorquez is a student of the world and an American treasure all at once. In this stunning monograph, Bojorquez’s artistic progression is revealed one decade at a time, beginning in the 1970s. His early interest in Los Angeles’s native ‘Cholo’ style graffiti writing was later tempered by his work in Asian calligraphy and his studies at Chouinard Art Institute. As the book unfolds through the decades, the diversity and range of Bojorquez’s work becomes evident: street graffiti, paintings, logos, type intensive graphic design work and forays into cinema and fashion are all executed to the highest level. The illustrations are accompanied by fascinating stories about how Chaz started as an artist and includes an in-depth interview with Amanda Erlanson. Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank also contributes an essay in the telling of this artist’s fascinating life story.


ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chaz Bojorquez believes that true self-expression comes from the soul. At an early age, in the 1950’s he experienced the graffiti tradition of the East Los Angeles Mexican-Americans. Los Angeles ‘Cholo’ style graffiti was dictated by an honored code of writing. Allegiance to that code of traditional writing brought you respect. In 1968, out of high school with a liberal arts/mathematics diploma, and one year of state college, Chaz enrolled into Chouinard art school (known today as Cal Arts). He also studied Asian calligraphy from Master Yun Chung Chiang (Master Chiang studied under Pu Ju, brother of the last Emperor of China). From all of these experiences, in 1969 he combined the tradition and honor from Cholo gang graffiti and the educational knowledge from art school, and with the spiritual skills of Asian calligraphy. Chaz was one of the first graffiti writers from Los Angeles, with his own style. After more than a decade of tagging in the streets in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, came a deeper need to understand, why do we do graffiti? In 1975 Italian photographer Gusmano Cesaretti interviewed Chaz for Street Writers, a transcribed audio tour of East Los Angeles graffiti in the early 1970’s. A pioneer book in the Chicano and Graffiti culture.

Find more by Chaz Bojorquez at chazbojorquez.com

Follow Chaz on Instagram @chaz_bojorquez and Facebook.
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