Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre is the author of Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs, The NAFTA Blueprint, and A Grave Situation. He is also the writer/director of the upcoming documentary film, Dark Progressivism, an urban studies film that follows the trajectory of Los Angeles gang graffiti, murals, and tattoo art, and their impact on contemporary art. He has written several articles about art and culture in Los Angeles, published in the Huffington Post, and he is currently a graduate student in the creative writing department at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
An Urban History: The Influence of Street Gangs on Contemporary Art
The influence of street gang culture on art in Los Angeles has been systematically underrepresented by academia and art history....