8 Sep
Dana Park Weiser's "Throw ‘Em Up" sculpture series

This “Blood” handsign above is part of Dana Park Weiser‘s Throw ‘Em Up sculpture series, a collection of plaster, steel and paint hand signs that take some of Los Angeles’ most notorious gang signs and renders them in art-gallery, plaster format. I’m sure there are plenty of people that would be less than thrilled to see their gang associations appropriated by the turtleneck set and put up to be admired on an art gallery wall, but I supposed that’s part of what Weiser’s trying to instigate. The other signs in the Throw ‘Em Up series below include Crip, LA, Westside, and I’ve had Enough, Echo Park. The title to the last seems especially fitting…

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