"LA Darling” appears to the viewer as a heroine plucked from the tradition of a Joan Didion novel with a Roy Lichtenstein graphic twist. Dave Navarro’s elaborate aerosol color blasts provide the perfect backdrops for Brian Hoffman’s contemporary take on the classic femme fatale character. The two artists come together again through a mutual appreciation of each other’s work and a coast to coast connection via House of Roulx. The collection includes 12 hand-painted, silk screened one-of-a-kind multiples on paper with hand-deckled edges plus a standard screen printed edition, each individually signed and numbered by both Navarro and Hoffman. All in, the pieces serve as a visual time capsule celebrating decades of decadence and depravity under the always watchful artistic eye of the City of Angels.
Dave Navarro, musician, activist and street artist, has been working in the creative field for most of his life. A trauma survivor and a sufferer of PTSD, Dave’s motivation has been bringing awareness and normalization surrounding the stigma of mental health issues. His #traumakidsmovement aims to share strength through the concept of trauma and how we all have had challenges in our lives that connect us more than we are aware. He creates his personal and street work under the moniker lifeafterdeath (LAD).
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Brian J. Hoffman is a mostly self-taught designer, illustrator and printmaker. A degree in Illustration, a career in design, and a passion for anything involving creativity have influenced Hoffman’s culture criticism style of art. And his love of music, film and record collecting assures his creations’ relevance in a mercurial marketplace.
Get sneak previews and exclusive discounts on all new artwork.