Branden Collinsworth and Paul Rosenberg own and operate Real Results, a boxing gym on the graffiti end of the Arts District. The back and side parking lot walls are filled with wildstyle form of letters from local "writers." This wall, and the entrance, are less frantic with its figurative back and white saved for the wall space with more traffic visibility. That's very strategic. Geoff Carter has more on this installation at Vegas Seven. He wrote: "That’s how a gym became a sort of a gallery, too. Today, every inch of Real Results’ outer walls—and, increasingly, its inner walls—are covered with evocative murals by a who’s-who of local street art, including works by Astro, Guma, King Ruckus, Saveme, SOA Crew and Ras One."
In January I saw three boxing gyms (one closed) that have a boxer, or boxers, on their walls. No Hip-Hop fused letterform on those sites. I may have to pay close attention. There may be a small neighborhood boxing gym mural movement.
Real Results sits at 1201 Commerce Street.
Photo: Paint This Desert
ABOVE: Justin Favela's "Gypsy Rose Piñata." at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
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