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There is very little to be said about Paris that has not been said before. It is a city of stunning beauty created out of endless care and pride. Rather than attempt to describe it adequately I’ll sum it up in one story.

At the recommendation of my friend Steven Ballinger I had lunch at Musee Jaquemart-Andre. It’s a beautiful place to have lunch. However, at the end of the meal I ordered desert. It was some kind of rose flavored meringue thing. Actually I’m not sure what the fuck it was, the menu was in french and I don’t speak french. What arrived appeared to be more ornamental than edible. It was this beautiful pink and gold sculpture, so beautiful that it seemed wrong to plunge a fork into it and destroy it. I do though, derive some pleasure from doing things that seem wrong. Keep in mind, I am not a foodie in any way. I consider 7-11 a restaurant.  With the first bite still in my mouth everything became clear. I thought “holy shit, if I could bake something like this, I too, would look down at America”. It was that good. It was a fucking pastry that negated 200 years of American exceptionalism. Paris gets things right. Period end of story.


Eddie Colla X Sierra Magazine

Last month I did the artwork for the cover of this Month’s Sierra Magazine. This was really an ideal situation. It’s a rare opportunity to get to work with a group as important as the Sierra Club. I also had the freedom to simply take this project and do what I do. Really, it was an ideal working environment. It’s always satisfying to be able to do your art while contributing to something you truly support. Some of you from San Francisco’s art community may recognize the model I used for the cover.

Here are the links to Sierra
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Eddie Colla X D Young V X Art Murmur

Our good friend Nite Owl got us involved with this project for Art Murmur Oakland. A 16×20 ft wall to do whatever the fuck we pleased with. D young V and I  only had a couple of days to bang this out . I actually like short deadlines because it cuts through all the bullshit and indecision. You just get it done.  Awesome group of artists too. Nite Owl, Filth and Grime, Aura, Roar, 7seas, croma, onedr, Lydia Emily etc….

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Fountain L.A.

I’m Trying to play catch up here. So Back in the end of September, Hugh Leeman and I drove down to LA to do a couple of pieces for Fountain LA. Being cheap motherfuckers we crashed on 2wenty’s floor for a few days. It was a fun couple of days and a great group of artists. Chor Boogie, Cryptik, Carly Ivan Garcia, and Ian Ross were all in attendance. As per my new M.O. we got out of there before the opening.

Here’s some pics

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Indoor Mural Project – 941 Geary

I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a piece for 941 Geary’s “Indoor Mural Project” last month. This group of artists is amazing, Blek Le Rat, Chor Boogie, Apex, D Young V, Hugh Leeman, Casey Gray, Skinner, Augustine Kofie, Brett Amory, Hush, Damon Soule and more. Below are some pics of the piece, which is a self standing wall made out of newsboxes.

The doors are open to the public starting April 1st and will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5 until the closing party on April 23rd, 6-9pm.

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Sniffin’ Glue – ABCNT – Cryptik – Eddie – Nomade

ABCNT, Crytik, Nomade and Myself have teamed up for Sniffin’ Glue @ New Puppy gallery in LA. This would be on the “not to miss” list.

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April 16th 7pm-Midnight
New Puppy Gallery
2808 Elm Street Unit 1
Los Angeles, CA

Mona Lisa- live at budokan – Eddie Colla

So back in march Warholian.com teamed up with Project One to put on the Warhol Reimagined show. Artists got to choose a Warhol piece to reinterpret. I wanted Mao, but someone already got it. So, I took the Mona Lisa.

here’s my piece “live at budokan”