Los Angeles is famous for its eclectic street art, but French artists are surprisingly absent from the scene. 5Art is changing that, and though brand new to the gallery world, they’re opening with an impressive mix of catalog and never-before seen works from artists like BABS, Christophe Catelain, L’Atlas, Pro176, Richard Orlinski, Tanc, MonkeyBird, DON, Xare and Zenoy, as well as RISK.
Located in the heart of West Hollywood’s design district (conveniently kiddy-corner to the Instagram-famous Paul Smith pink wall), the gallery is already drawing a ton of foot traffic with its impressive, vibrant array of works by French street artists on view through the windows (not to mention Elena Bulatova’s world-famous candy sculptures). The gallery was founded by Parisian entrepreneurs and art collectors Jean-Jacques & Julie Darmon, born directly out of the passion for art that brought them together, and the strength they find in each other as partners that has allowed them to focus on their dreams.
If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by!