You Lucky Bastards

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
You Lucky Bastards
Curated by: Brian Lee

358 E. 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
June 4th, 2011 - July 6th, 2011
Opening: June 4th, 2011 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

downtown/east la
Monday: CLOSED, Tuesday:11-6, Wednesday:11-6, Thursday:11-10, Friday:11-10, Saturday:11-10, Sunday:11-6
asian, contemporary, Prints mixed-media, digital, graffiti/street-art, pop, modern


"You Lucky Bastards" is a group exhibition produced by the Assembly Line Collective, featuring prominent Asian influenced contemporary art.  Hold Up Art is hosting the final stop on the west-coast tour on June 4th, 2011.


Graphic Design, Concept Art, Illustration, Toys, Photography, and Urban/Street Art are among some of this generation’s beloved genres that are quickest to accelerate in renovation and impact markets across the globe.  Hold Up Art is proud to present the “You Lucky Bastards Tour,”  which will feature these, as well as other facets of artwork, with shows in the US cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and across the border to Vancouver, BC. Assembly Line Collective and collaborating charity group Philanthro Productions (partnered with VIVA LA ART!) hosts this multi-city tour to promote the freshest visual creations while revealing new light into aesthetics of local versus international flavor.

There are currently over 40 artists participating, some of which are from France, Japan, Germany, Poland, and Canada. This number is growing as the Collective anticipates increased exposure and a multitude of submissions for review and contribution. Additionally, live painting and renowned DJ’s will be performing during this long-awaited event. Art shows are scheduled to be held in Spring 2011 at the following galleries:

April 15 - Ayden Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
April 23 - Ouch My Eye! Gallery (Seattle, WA)
April 30 - Space Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
June 4 - HoldUp Art Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)

There is a rising interest in post-modern artwork and the emergence of new and evolutionary artists are sometimes hindered by well known names. Much of this has to do with media that often recycle featured artists to draw more readers and increase profits. There is a hope to break out of this longstanding trap by bringing local unknowns and reputable names together. The purpose of this art tour is to provide the public an opportunity to meet the artists, celebrate aesthetic skill, and purchase unique works while spreading knowledge of the shows’ imaginative talents.