“Lush Sells His Soul in S.F.” Opening this Friday with The Lusty Lady (NSFW)

FIFTY24SF Gallery presents “Lush Sells His Soul in San Francisco” a solo exhibition and installation by Melbourne, Australia’s LUSH opening August 5th at 7pm.

LUSH is a graffiti writer who likes porn, kittens, and making people angry. His work features male and female genitalia juxtaposed with comedic messages and comic book illustrative style. He sometimes makes people, especially other members of the graffiti community, upset with his pornography graffiti, tongue-in-cheek videos, and unfiltered twitter and interview statements. When he is at his most theatrical, LUSH makes artwork inspired by other graffiti writers, created in an absurdist style demanding a call and response. Some see the work as equally offensive, equally humorous. His recent photo shoots require naked female models/strippers/porn stars to interact with his graffiti. In a recent conversation, LUSH has called Larry David an idol. Is he serious? Who the fuck does this guy LUSH think he is?

Known as both a controversial talent and grand shit talker, LUSH comes to FIFTY24SF Gallery as a much-talked about artist who has invigorated the Flickr and Twitter community over the past 24 months with the spread of his graffiti. For his first solo show in San Francisco, LUSH explores the idea that gallery shows should be events more than a place to see art. Example: If you like women naked in front of your graffiti, bring the nudity to the gallery. LUSH and team have created a real-life installation peep show, featuring models from San Francisco’s iconic nude revue, the Lusty Lady. The exhibition will also feature a new series of works on canvas. Mostly, LUSH plans on keeping up on some contemporary shit-talk.

LUSH asks that you remember to bring your $1 bills to the show and 50 hand made t-shirt from LUSH will be given out during the show.

Lots of NSFW photos after the jump! Continue reading

We like this LUSH guy…

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Maybe we are naive, but this Lush guy from Melbourne does really interesting graffiti work, very cartoony and cool. We saw some of his work on Them-Thangs a bit ago, and again we saw some of it on Curated. The statement of these two pieces is funny, too.

(Photos by Mercyful Fate)

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DABS and MYLA in Australia!

My good friends Dabs and Myla are back in there home town making big moves. They are having their exhibition “Hollywood and Western” this Thursday April 1st and I am stoked to have been able to work on a couple collaborations with them for it, along with Kmndz, Rime, and The Witness. If you are in Melbourne Australia and are reading this, don’t miss this show.

They will also be celebrating the launch of their new book “Super Smooth” on April 7th. so stop by and tell them Craola says hi.

Keep killing it Dabo and Em!

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