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Teen Angels | The Exhibition

RVCA was glad to support 'Teen Angels', the Exhibition this past weekend at the LA Art Book Fair. Highlighting the work of Teen Angel and the magazine he created, the exhibition was a hit for many in attendance, especially those inspired and invested in Lowrider and Cholo Culture from the 80's, 90's, and to present day. Check out photos from the exhibition opening and our weekend at the Book Fair below by Morgnar.

Check out the RVCA x Teen Angels Tees from the exhibition opening, available here.

About Teen Angel:

Teen Angel began working working full-time as an artist and writer for Lowrider Magazine in 1977. His art graced the pages regularly and soon after became well-known as ‘The Lowrider Artist’, depicting the Lowrider lifestyle in a fun, whimsical way at a time where that culture was not accepted amongst mainstream society. In 1981 he ventured into publishing on his own and started Teen Angels Magazine; with no constraints, he was able to create the magazine as he wanted featuring artwork, dedications, photo- graphs, poems, and articles all focusing on life in the streets of the Varrios of California and the Southwest. The magazine gave voice to a wide swath of young Chicanos, from the gangsters in prison to the young girls looking for love. Where others saw blight and despair, Teen Angel saw beauty and life. Rejected by larger chain stores, the only place to find Teen Angels Magazine was in liquor stores and small mom-and-pop markets in the ‘hood’. He went on to create over 200 issues which today are highly collectable due to their rarity. Teen Angel passed away in early 2015 but his legacy lives on.



RVCAloha | Episode 7

This winter on the North Shore for RVCAloha was one for the books. Hit play and look back on the fruits of a winter in paradise for the RVCA Surf Crew.

Video by Etienne Aurelius.


Ricky Basnett | JBay

Watch RVCA Advocate and South African Native Ricky Basnett tear up a couple clean walls during a beautiful day at Jeffery's Bay.


LA Art Book Fair

RVCA is glad to support a handful of happenings this weekend at the LA Art Book Fair! Mostly, we are proud to support the Teen Angels Exhibition, the release of our latest ANP Quarterly Print Issue, along with a couple of shows and projects from artists and friends of RVCA.



Campbell Brothers | 'The Bonzer'

This past Saturday, February 4th, the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center hosted the opening night for the Campbell Brother's 'The Bonzer'. Curated by Alex Knost and Daniella Murphy, 'The Bonzer' is a contemporary compendium of the Campbell Brothers vehicle, surveying its evolution and accelerating mindfulness. Photos by Delon Isaacs.

'The Bonzer' will be on view through April 8th at the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center.

CMCAC
1930 Placentia Ave Unit B3
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Aidan Campbell | Inspired By...

Aidan Campbell, Inspired By... The Search. Watch Aidan tear through a couple spots in this Installment of our Inspired By Series.


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