LA II (Angel Ortiz)  (American, 1967) 

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LA II (American, b.1967) is a Graffiti and Pop artist born Angel Ortiz in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood. He also uses LA2 or LA Rock—“LA” standing for “Little Angel”—as his tags. His career began in 1980 at the age of 13, when he met the artist Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990). Haring was painting in a schoolyard on the Lower East Side and asked to meet with the young Ortiz because he liked his graffiti. From 1981 until 1984, Ortiz collaborated with Haring on a number of projects. Together they painted walls, sculptures, objects, rooms, and trains with graffiti. Ortiz would fill in the spaces between Haring’s lines with his unique style that is often described as a mixture of contemporary symbols and Asian calligraphy. They had many exhibitions together at galleries in the United States and Europe, the first being at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in 1982. After his work with Haring ended, he continued to make his own artwork, which was unfortunately often overshadowed by Haring’s fame. In recent years, he has been fighting to make his past and current work more well-known, famously tagging his name in a restored Haring outdoor mural without permission in 2008. He is still living in New York and continues to create graffiti art.

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LA II (Angel Ortiz), Animation

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Animation
Auction: Apr 27, 2014
Perrin, Royere, Lajeunesse - Versailles Enchères
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LA II (Angel Ortiz), Untitled (skateboard)

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Untitled (skateboard)
2011

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Untitled

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Untitled
1984

Serge Ziegler Galerie
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Police Shield

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Police Shield
2010

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Pegasus

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Pegasus
2010

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Large Multi-colored Teardrop Vase

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Large Multi-colored Teardrop Vase
2009

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Stop the War - Posted January 2009

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Stop the War - Posted January 2009
2008

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Stop the War - Posted January 2009

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Stop the War - Posted January 2009
2008

Woodward Gallery
LA II (Angel Ortiz), Stop the War - Posted January 2009

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Stop the War - Posted January 2009
2008

Woodward Gallery
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LA II (Angel Ortiz), Bug fish

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Bug fish, 2007
oil, enamel and marker on canvas

 

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LA II (Angel Ortiz), TNS Larock yellow

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
TNS Larock yellow, 2006
oil and spray paint on canvas

 

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LA II (Angel Ortiz), Senza titolo

 

LA II (Angel Ortiz)
Senza titolo
acrylic on canvas

 

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2011   Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
B.I.G.S. Art Fiar (Beirut, International Graffiti Street Art Fair), Beirut
2009   Keith Haring and LAII, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Woodward Gallery: Project Space, New York City (solo)
Follin Gallery at 45 Bleecker, New York City (solo)
2005   Galleria Leonardo Galerie, Bolzano, Italy (solo)
Galleria Leonardo Galerie, Bolzano – Italy
Galleria Leonardo Galerie, Bolzano – Italy
2004   Scope Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2003   LA II & Keith Haring, Due Amici a New York Negli Anni '80, Putignano Arte, NOCI (Bari) (solo)
2002   Kitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Pino Pascali Museum, in Polignano a Mare (Bari) – Italy
Clayton Patterson Outlaw Museum, New York City (solo)
Marco Art, New York City (solo)
Pino Pascali Museum, in Polignano a Mare (Bari) – Italy
Clayton Patterson Outlaw Museum, New York City (solo)
Marco Art, New York City (solo)
2001   Follin Gallery, New York City (solo)
Jeffrey Deitch, New York City, with Keith Haring, (traveling exhibition (solo)
Max Fish, New York City
Jeffrey Deitch, New York City, with Keith Haring, (traveling exhibition (solo)
Max Fish, New York City
1990   University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, with Keith Haring (solo)
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, with Keith Haring (solo)
Future Primeval Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York with Keith Haring (solo)
University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, with Keith Haring (solo)
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, with Keith Haring (solo)
1984   Salvatore Ala Gallery, Milan, Italy, with Keith Haring (solo)
1983   Fun Gallery, New York City, with Keith Haring (solo)
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan, with Keith Haring (solo)
Robert Fraser Gallery, London, United Kingdom, with Keith Haring Special Projects Paint (solo)
Fiorucci, Milan, Italy, with Keith Haring (solo)
Paint Building in Tokyo, Japan, with Keith Haring (solo)
Pittsburgh Center For the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with Keith Haring
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan, with Keith Haring (solo)
Robert Fraser Gallery, London, United Kingdom, with Keith Haring Special Projects Paint (solo)
Fiorucci, Milan, Italy, with Keith Haring (solo)
Paint Building in Tokyo, Japan, with Keith Haring (solo)
Pittsburgh Center For the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with Keith Haring
1982   Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York City, with Keith Haring (solo)