by Julie Wolfson
Easily one of the most iconic landmarks in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl Poster Art Show commemorates the memorable concerts that draw crowds of thousands each summer with an exhibition of the many colorful posters produced for recent and historic Hollywood Bowl performances.
David Weidman's print—a bright yellow-and-fuchsia sun shining over the Bowl, surrounded by palm trees—perhaps most truly captures the sentiment of the exhibit. Evoking the magic of an amphitheater that hosts the L.A. Philharmonic and maintains a commitment to accessibility with $1 seats, the exhibition presents an array of colorful portraits and California vibes.
It also makes for a who's who of illustrators working in the field, including Tim Biskup's geometric design for the Santigold and Raphael Saadiq show, Camille Rose Garcia's gothic swirls for Death Cab for Cutie and Kii Aren's colorful graphic landscape for Ray La Montagne and Jenny Lewis.
Josh Agle—better known as Shag— interprets Hollywood Bowl favorite Pink Martini with a swanky purple hot air balloon ride. Niagara's compelling Grace Jones portrait, with her gorgeous blue face, red lips and and giant eyelashes, makes a great memento for anyone who witnessed her astonishing show this summer and for her fans worldwide. Each artist will also exhibit an exclusive new work alongside the posters they created.