Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Villa Riviera

When the Villa Riviera was completed, the 447-foot high structure was the second tallest in the region—surpassed only by Los Angele's City Hall until the 1950s, it remained the second-tallest building in Southern California and "the tallest private building in Southern California. 

By Ryan Greaff 2012 Restitution Press private collection

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Art of Handicapping

Our pick from the start April 7th, 2012 "I"ll Have Another" smashes on the outside upset the favorite of the 2012 Santa Anita Derby "Creative Cause. The art captures the moment of pure courage and strength when "I'll Have Another" starts to make his historic move on the outside.  The body posture of the two inside horses is stiff.  You can clearly see the fear in there eyes as "I'll Have Another" comes form behind to over take them for the win.  Series completed in June 2012, all images by Ryan Graeff.  Limited series of 6.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Quick Profits and the allure of the Sunset Strip

Quick Profits and The Allure of the Sunset Strip, by Ryan Graeff completed May 2012.  A historic look into the Sunset strip with collage pieces from 1966 crime detective magazine True Detective.  The collage elements narrate a slightly darker under tone to the painting leaving it rich with information.  For more information email 

Friday, May 18, 2012

a glance into "The L.A Taco Life"

....A glance into a new Taco series with imagery from LA Taco.  Show in the works for the end of the summer 2012.  This series is dedicated to highlighting some of the best local taco spots.  The assemblage of the images is inspired by the very mixed and diverse Los Angeles taco lifestyle.  Complex, some faded, and all saturated with flavor.  These images created in collaboration with LA Taco to celebrate food and art in LA.

Tagged poles, gum on the ground, scratched windows, and a pale florescent glow are some of the inspirations existing whiten this series. Started in march 2012..

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Causeway Bay to L.A

Last image is 3'x9' commission piece on hand stretched canvas.  Lots of "one shot aqua" glossy paints and some Martha stewards glitter that worked surprisingly well.  Top images available at Jaxon in Culver City.  all works by Ryan Graeff Restitution Press 2012. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Los Angeles Theater Gold Signiture Series

This Series completed in March 25th 2012 captures theaters from Downtown LA and Hollywood in a warm light.  My goal with this series was to achieve a sense of warmth and radiance that emits from the art. Special gold and silver signed scripts in the background of the images make them very unique loose and fun. "Front row tickets for two" "The best seats in the house" and "Dance don't think" are some of the names.  There are also hidden writing's in a and behind some of the art. The larger pieces are 6'x4' and others vary mostly 24''x48''.