The London Police "Brothers in Arms"

The London Police: Brothers in Arms

The London Police "Brother's in Arms" // opening reception: Thursday September 10, 2009 / 19h – 22h // September 10, 2009 until October 1, 2009 // Carmichael Gallery 1257 N. La Brea Ave West Hollywood CA 90038

The London Police: Brothers in Arms

“Brothers in Arms” is a celebration of The London Police's ten year anniversary. The show features works on canvases, a photographic montage, a site-specific installation and a short film documenting the artists' creative process. The show's title reflects both the film (a social experiment about personal space and the artistic and private challenges presented while handcuffed to another person) and the brotherly friendship of partners Chaz and Bob, who have withstood a decade of adventures around the world to present their most focused and exciting body of work yet.

The London Police: Brothers in Arms

This new series of boldly monochromatic pieces pay homage to the city of angels and the classic films of their childhood, such as “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars”. Recognizable imagery is integrated into the symbolic London Police world of smiling characters and futuristic cityscapes. Building upon successful shows in London and Amsterdam during the spring, the collective’s synthesis of high and low culture in “Brothers in Arms” allows for a greater conversation of aesthetics, psychology and globalization.

The London Police have developed a clean, distinct, and highly recognizable style over the years.

The London Police: Brothers in Arms

The sensory thrill of their work is influenced in part by technology and science fiction, the magic of the cinema, and the empowering nature of the urban environment. Their interest in artistic identity and branding and ability to reappropriate and remix likens their style to that of Takeshi Murakami, while the iconic function of the LADS, on the other hand, is not dissimilar to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

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