Young & Reckless x RISK Collection

StyleComments ⋅ May 16, 2014
Young & Reckless recently joined up with RISK to produce a small limited-edition collection. The LA-based artist  (also known as RISKY) first gained notoriety back in the ’80s for his work on freight trains and freeway overpasses before inc...

OUTSIDE THE LINES: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations Launch @ MOCA

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2013
Los Angeles-based author Souris Hong-Porretta is set to reveal her new book – “OUTSIDE THE LINES” – to the public. The book is a collection of drawings, illustrations and photos from over 100 of the world’s most talented artists. Mo...

RISK Sheds Light on the Skid Row Freewalls Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 21, 2013
12ozProphet recently caught up with legendary artist RISK to discuss his Skid Row Freewalls Project which was first introduced via MOCAtv’s introduction back in December. With a career that has spanned decades – and one that has allowed h...

RISK Brightens Up the Streets with the Skid Row Freewalls Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 13, 2012
MOCAtv recently caught up with storied artist RISK down in Los Angeles as he completed several projects coinciding with the Art Basel festivities. Focusing heavily on his project centering on the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, RISK discusses his 30-ye...

RISK “Old Habits Die Hard” Exhibition @ Corey Helford Gallery Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2012
This past weekend in Culver City the Corey Helford Gallery was home to the latest works from Los Angeles-based artist extraordinaire RISK. Delving into the world of neon representations, colorful and striking works peppered the gallery space –...

The Detroit Beautification Project – Chapter 1

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2012
Due to a number of cultural, political and social reasons, the once booming city of Detroit has become a shell of what it once was: a place home to some of the most important accomplishments in the fields of art, music and design. Having fallen in lo...

RISK x FLAUNT for MOCA Art in the Streets 1st Year Anniversary Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2012
Set to Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’,” RISK and FLAUNT Magazine present a behind-the-scenes video of the notable artist’s contributions to the MOCA “Art in the Streets” exhibition. Celebrating a yea...

RISK @ Art Basel Miami 2011

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 8, 2011
In our continued coverage of Art Basel, we bring you a mural from LA-based artist RISK, whom recently made the trip to the Miami arts event. A friend of artists RETNA and RIME, the influential and multi-talented artist/writer utilized some of his uni...

Risk & Retna vs. The City of Santa Monica Controversy

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2011
A four-story house covered in Graffiti by artists Risk & Retna is causing ire among residents in Santa Monica, California, and reigniting the now 30-year-old battle to legitimize graffiti as art. The multicolored mural was commissioned by the hom...

Risk x Retna x Heal the Bay Charity Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2011
Los Angeles graffiti goliaths, Risk and Retna of Mad Society Kings infamy, have teamed up with Heal the Bay, a charity working to keep the Santa Monica bay clean and free from pollution.  Their contribution features an awe-inspiring installation two...

CRASH, FREEDOM and RISK “Blurring the Lines” Exhibition @ Corey Helford Gallery Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 2, 2011
A series of living legends recently premiered a new body of work at the Corey Helford Gallery in an exhibition titled “Blurring the Lines.” The exhibition overseen by Roger Gastman (who had a part in the curation of “Art in the...

Black Fly x Risk x Smash 137 Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 25, 2011
This video captures a three-way collaborative mural, painted in Miami for the most recent “Art Basel” art fair. Filmed by and created for Black Fly, the artwork was created by graffiti artists Risk and Smash 137. Originally dubbed Can...