Street Artist, Kai Aspire’s solo art show “Lost Values” opened October 24, 2013 at Lab Art Gallery, Los Angeles. Growing up in a Los Angeles household void of televisions, radios and other brain washing devices, Kai uses his art to rail against the insidious nature of corporate advertising. All that glitters is not gold, and as a society we have lost our values and thus the name of the show. Kai spoofs and takes on some of our most endearing commercial symbols: the Marlboro cigarette packaging with “Morons” acknowledging what most people already know – – smoking does kill; overwhelming debt with an AMEX card becoming “Bankruptcy Express”; or Louis Vuitton’s “LV” comes to reflect “Lost Values”.
Gallery Photos by Paula Lauren Gibson/AfroPix
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