Photos by Morgan Rindengan
One of the best things about having a gallery is that sometimes, if we ask really nicely, artists will agree to paint our walls.
From Gonz to Gaijin, we’ve had no shortage of incredibly talented people creating full-scale murals on the side of 1700 Naud in DTLA, a tradition that’s been continued by none other than Mr. Robbie Simon. The LA native has created work for the likes of Allah-Las, Kevin Morby and Fleet Foxes, and lent his clean composition and colour-focused designs to brands such as Stussy, Vans, and Pitchfork.
While Robbie messed around on a scissor lift and brought one of our favourite murals at 1700 Naud to life, we asked him about his distinctive colour palette, turning two-inch sketches into two-storey artworks, and how he manages to keep those luscious locks so goddamn beautiful. Check it out, up top.