OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and historical look at street art through the lens of the MoCA's groundbreaking exhibition Art in the Streets. The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones,Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist's creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists' evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution.
Following the film screening was an informal Q&A session with Director Alex Stapleton, Executive Producer Jonathan Wells, and several artists featured in the documentary. Afterwards, the party moved to the courtyard where guests enjoyed the music stylings of Shepard Fairey (aka DJ Diabetic). Many were in attendance including Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Mr. Brainwash, Patti Astor, Victor Castillo, Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, plus many more familiar faces. If you missed the premiere, look out for news about future screenings.
OUTSIDE IN was made at the Levi’s® Film Workshop Jonathan Wells of Flux is the Executive Producer Filmed at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets
Photos by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol unless otherwise noted