LA II: On the Streets of NYC’s Lower East Side and at the Dorian Grey Gallery

March 28th, 2011 | By | 2 Comments »

In late winter a number of Keith Haring-like images began to surface on the streets of the Lower East Side. I should have immediately recognized them as the work of Angel Ortiz (Little Angel aka LA ll), the main inspiration behind much of Keith Haring’s art. But I didn’t. Whereas Keith Haring is regarded as one of the key artists of the 20th century, LA ll is just now on his way to attaining the respect and recognition he deserves. Deemed as Keith Haring’s “silent partner,” LA ll collaborated with and traveled alongside him for about 10 years, profoundly impacting Haring’s style and sensibility. A solo exhibition of LA ll’s recent paintings is at the Dorian Grey Gallery at 437 E. 9th Street through April 17. It’s worth a visit.

photo by Tara Murray

photo by Lois Stavsky

Photos by Lois Stavsky and Tara Murray


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  • Puffanick96

    see the article where he got locked up the night before the show and couldnt make the opening?

  • http://johnbriner.wordpress.com/ John Briner

    Wow! These pieces are remarkably good. I especially like the second image. The details in the elephant and Campbell soup are impressive. Thanks for sharing!