Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists covered the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their 21st century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book. In 2013 more than 150 of LA’s leading graffiti artists responded to a 16th century manuscript from the vaults of the Getty Research Institute called a liber amicorum (book of friends) by contributing works on paper to be bound into a single book and created the Getty Graffiti Black Book. ESMoA and the Getty Research Institute invited Getty Black Book artists Axis, Cre8, Defer, Eyeone, Fishe, and Miner to co-curate those crews of creative friends from the LA graffiti art community and turn the art laboratory of ESMoA into an open black book. Graffiti and tattoo artists transformed the space into a cathedral of urban art for the first presentation of the LA Liber Amicorum to the public with SCRATCH.

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Programs

Family Festival Image
Family FestivalSeptember 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Movie Night Alter Ego
Movie Night – Alter EgoSeptember 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Tattoo Demo with Big Sleeps
Live Tattoo Demo with Big SleepsSeptember 13, 2014 @ 11:00 am
HOMEmade Cooking Class
Graff-EAT-i Cooking Art History ClassSeptember 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Zinfest Image
SCRATCH Zine FairAugust 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Family Day Scratch Prime
Family DayAugust 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Movie Night Wholetrain
Movie night – WholetrainAugust 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Art walk Scratch
ESMoA Art walk on Main StreetAugust 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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Las Amazonas – LA Graffiti WomenAugust 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Calligrapghy course Image 2
Calligraphy CourseAugust 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Family Day Gorgs 2
Family Day sponsored by DIRECTVJuly 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Movie Night Style Wars
Movie Night – Style WarsJuly 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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Play @ ESMoAJuly 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am
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Young Professionals MixerJune 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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Experience 11: SCRATCH OpeningJune 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am