It was mid-December when Angelina Christina dropped me off at my house after a long roadtrip to Miami and back for Art Basel. Our trip was 25 days long but I had worked with Angelina on two murals previous to that with only days, maybe a week in between jobs since October. This would be the last I would see her for close to a month as she embarked on a vacation to Cuba via Mexico. I spent that month working on my own projects, editing various videos of Angelina's murals, and reflecting on future plans. One morning while going through footage from Miami I received a call from Angelina that she was back and we would be heading out to the Westside-nestled Los Angeles neighborhood known as Mar Vista. One of Angelina's previous murals, a collaboration with Gianni Arone, had been tagged. The mural had a good run of three years and could probably use a new coat of paint. The building owner was suggesting the wall to DJ Neff because of his close ties to the neighborhood. Respecting Angelina's original work on the wall and having a prior relationship with the artist, DJ suggested that he and Angelina collaborate on a new piece together, and all parties agreed.
Mar Vista is a vastly interesting neighborhood that I had not spent too much time in, nor really understood the borders until this recent trip. Mar Vista is like the mainland Venice. Lots of great artists reside in the neighborhood and on the first day we showed up Jules Muck was nearby painting a tribute to the recently deceased David Bowie. Throughout the week we had many visitors and what originally was going to be a 2-3 day project on one wall turned to more when the local business owners requested Angelina and DJ also do the second wall. They aren't massive walls but there's something kind of cool about just kicking it in the neighborhood and working on some art.
Click the photo below to see brand new work by Angelina Christina and DJ Neff on Venice