L.A. Graffiti Artist Chaz Bojorquez At The Hammer Museum

by Emily Green · May 5, 2010

Chaz Bojorquez "Chaz Suerte Roll Call" East L.A. 1975

On Saturday, The Hammer Museum invites you to come see Chaz Bojorquez, one of the fathers of L.A.'s street art, as he speaks about his art and experience. A native of East L.A., Bojorquez has done graffiti and been a major figure in L.A.'s street art culture since the 1950s, meaning he's a real O.G. of graffiti. His unique style can be attributed to his fine art education and strong background in Asian calligraphy, which he draws on for his graffiti works. Here's your chance to hear one of the great masters of street art, who practically invented tagging, talk about the craft and his involvement in helping it become one of today's most popular art forms.

Bojorquez's lecture is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, May 8 at the Hammer Museum is free, and seating is first come, first served so don't be late if you want a seat.

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