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LA II’s “LA ROC” tag on Chase Manhattan Bank planter
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Apr. 18, 2011

When the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles opened its “Art in the Streets” exhibition, one graffiti artist -- New York’s own LA II, aka Angel Ortiz, who collaborated with Keith Haring -- received his invite to the VIP opening while he was sitting in a cell at Rikers Island, New York’s city jail, where he faces a felony charge. According to Heidi Follin, whose Follin Gallery represents the artist, LA II was arrested for graffiti three times in a short period, which kicks the charges up to a felony.