“BIC Plastics is going big in continuing its collaboration with David Flores. Expect a wave of new toys, a whole family so to speak. First out of the chute is TwoBit (10”), originally seen in proto form back in 2010. It’s been quite a wait, but the first pink, orange and cream edition (800 pcs) looks fantastic, perhaps even better than the originally shown pink+ purple. The debut edition is now available for pre-order via the revamped BicPlastics.com for $135 which includes global shipping. There’s plenty more in store for Flores collectors including TwoBit’s relatives and the exciting news that the Hell Fire Canyon Club will ride again.” -Vinyl Pulse
Gift, The Art of David Flores Studio Edition
arrives ready to hang in a 12 x 12 glass frame shadow box.
Frames come in your choice of black (15 available) or white (10 available)
Studio Edition contains:
Hardback Book (GIFT, The Art of David Flores)
Flocked bee print 12×12 (Signed + Numbered edition of 25)
Hand pulled screen print 9×9 Signed
Limited edition bookmark
Dali Vinyl Sticker
Pucker up n kiss me baby..!
Love is love. Let’s keep everyone happy and healthy.
Over the last month I have partnered with luxury fitness kingpin Equinox and ad agency Wieden + Kennedy to create a series of interactive murals for the global campaign #PoweredByPride to support the LGBT community and in celebration of Pride Month.
For every use of the hashtag, #PoweredbyPride, Equinox will donate $1 to the Hetrick Martin Institute – a charity seeking to foster healthy development for struggling LGBT youth , Harvey Milk High School and London’s The Pillion Trust.
I was approached to create a mural for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena in celebration of the 2015 World Games. A lasting study of portraiture and iconography paying tribute to the influential greats that have directly graced the city’s landmark arena. This mural effort spans along the back entrance of the coliseum measuring 220 feet in length while reaching roughly 20 feet in height.
These cultural saints include:
Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. An audience of 12,000 was expected at the 18,000-seat venue. When over 25,000 people showed up to hear King speak, many remained outside and listened to the speech over loudspeakers.
Marcus Allen, USC’s fourth Heisman Trophy winner, was college football’s first 2,000-yard rusher. When he captured the award in 1981, Marcus set 14 new NCAA records and tied two others, including most yards rushing in a single season (2,342), highest per-game average (212.9), most 200-yard games in a career (11), most 200-yard games in a season (8) and most 200-yard games in a row (5). Allen also led the Trojans in receiving with 30 and 34 catches in each of his last two seasons.
Raymond Hooper, When Ray Hooper accepted his award as Special Olympics Athlete of the Year in 2009, he said “It’s been a long journey for me to get here.”
That journey began 29 years ago when Ray first joined Special Olympics in Santa Barbara, California. Before that, he’d suffered through rough times. “I’ve had some pretty bad things happen to me in most of my life,” Ray remarked. “Special Olympics has helped me learn how to stand up for myself in real life.”
Babe Didrikson, gained world fame in track and field and All-American status in basketball. She played organized baseball and softball and was an expert diver, roller-skater, and bowler. She won two gold medals and one silver medal for track and field in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics held at the Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.
Evel Knievel, American daredevil, painter, entertainer, and international icon. In November of 1973 Knievel successfully jumped over 50 stacked cars at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Mick Jagger, is an English singer, songwriter and one-time actor, best known as the lead singer and a founder member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll” During the Los Angeles Coliseum stops on the tour, the band played a Friday and Sunday show and USC had a football game in between on Saturday. As a televised football game, viewers could see the full stage set-up and often field goals would land on stage at the East end zone. The 1981 Tour was the largest grossing tour of not only 1981, but for several years to come.
Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers, which was formed to improve the rights and working conditions of migrant farm workers. Chavez’s leadership was based on an unshakable commitment to non-violence, personal sacrifice, and a strict work ethic. Having devoted his life to the cause, he demanded great dedication from his supporters. Chavez said, “You must become a servant of the people. When you do, you can demand their commitment in return.” Chavez honored Dr. King in a 1968 memorial at the Los Angeles Coliseum, decades before his 1990 speech given at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum and Sports Arena.
This mural effort is made possible with the support of Branded Arts along side The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. We would like to thank The City of Los Angeles, USC Board of Commissioners for their on going support and assistance throughout the approval process. Mural is Located along the back entrance (Gate 16) to The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. Closest cross streets are Bill Robertson Ln & W 39th St.
Photography: Jordan Ahern, Olivia Bevilacqua, Jay Kantor
We have worked closely with TenKay Consulting and IDS Real Estate to capture the essence within the new J.P. Morgan Financial Building in Playa Vista, CA. Howard Hughes appropriately finds himself welcoming guests into this corporate stronghold. Adorn by two 9 x 6 canvas on either side in greyscale and gold.
Jean Michel, Now resides in the main lobby of The Tower, Burbank.
The media capital of the world. This 32 story building developed by Worthe Real Estate Group houses the likes of Disney, Dolby, ClearChannel, DC Comics and NBC Universal to name a few.
Hand painted original, 10 x 10 canvas mounted and painted with acrylic, spray paint and enamel.
Native Californian David Flores got his start as an illustrator for Shorty’s ads in skateboard magazines. Now you can see his geometric murals of familiar cultural icons that employ a “stained glass” look everywhere. There’s his Calvin and Hobbes homage outside of Uprising Creative’s office in Silver Lake and his Johnny Cash tribute at the Viper Room. Most recently, we’ve seen him put up his gorgeous John Lennon-inspired “Imagine” emblazoned across DAS Shop in Venice (see above) and Japanese-inspired dragon floating across the walls of Tatsu Ramen in Hollywood.