Painter extraordinaire Todd James is currently across the pond in London showing a range of his amazing art work. For those not familiar with the Todd, he is a contemporary artist from New York City. Self-taught, he started painting graffiti when he was very young opening up his account on the New York subway system under the name REAS. James went then went on to produce work for some of the biggest hip hop artist of our time. Penning the work for Beastie Boys’ Brooklyn Dust Elephant logo (1987), The Source (Magazine) logo as well as Mobb Deep, Red Man, Eminem, Kid Rock. Art from his coloring book/zine Attitude Dancer was used as a cover for Iggy Pop’s Beat em up album. Todd too was the puppet designer for Crank Yankers on Comedy Central produced by Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Hole productions.
So if by chance you happen to be in London, make sure you check out this very special exhibtion over at Lazarides.