New Amsterdam Vodka thrNewAmsterdam-Vodkaows an art party called “It’s Your Town” on Thursday, June 23. Teaming up with local street artist Moncho1929 –  whose work has appeared in the French Consulate, Soho House, Times Square and even on NBC’s “The Voice”–  to celebrate the vibrant culture and people of Los Angeles.

The event is free and open to the public (ages 21+), and will feature a custom LA-inspired cocktail on hand, the ‘Dam Good Mule,’ crafted just for this event by our New Amsterdam Vodka mixologist.

Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and now currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.

Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. He has also been previously commissioned by NBC’s “The Voice” for a large scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works.

His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Consevancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by The University of Southern California and various television shows and news outlets.

Moncho-1929-600wMoncho’s new work referencing freedom and constraint. Suggesting both opposites occupying the same moment, these works play upon the duality of a frozen moment in time and motion inhabiting the same space.

The juxtaposition of these elements within the works give the narrative and the energy of the works a place to compliment and challenge themselves. Hinting at personal and communal ideas related to freedom and motion, the colors, figures and scale work in harmony to speak to the viewer and space.

What: Art Party 
Where: LAB Art, 217 S. La Brea Ave, LA 90036
When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 VIP Hour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm; General Public: 7:00pm – 10:00pm