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10/27: Kii Arens – Dictators and Monsters at RCNSTRCT Studios

Kii Arens – Dictators & Monsters
Oct. 27th – Nov. 27th, 2017
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
7-11 PM

7400 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles,   CA 90046

Please RSVP at this link

We all feel somewhat defenseless with the current powers that be. I wanted to do something abrasive that cuts through all that’s being said and posted in social media. with that in mind, I give you… DICTATORS & MONSTERS.” -KII ARENS

Kii’s work began appearing in galleries around L.A. such as M Modern, Gallery 1988, and his own gallery La-La Land Gallery, which opened in 2004. By 2008, Kii found himself completing major concert posters for the Hollywood Bowl. His concert print creation continues to present, with over 250 pieces created for Artists such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, the Weeknd, Sonic  Youth, Devo, and many more. He also has created posters for various All Tomorrow’s Parties Events, as well as Goldenvoice’s Coachella and Desert Trip, and most recently, Desert Daze.

Kii met LA-based Streetwear lifestyle extraordinaire Miguel Garcia Larios recently this year through a common friend. Larios has been in the Fashion scene for over 15 years, starting his success in Mexico.  He moved to LA and opened the “skater-style” brand De la Barracuda on Melrose Ave, which became highly popular with younger locals. He currently creates high-end couture for US Alteration located in Beverly Hills and opened his own shop, RCNSTRCT Studio, just 6 months ago. RCNSTRCT produces one of a kind, reconstructed vintage and tailored clothing for both men and women. They have already hosted month long  POP-ups for big time companies such as OBEY, Ron English / Mindstyle and Champion.

Kii and Miguel hit it off immediately, realizing they had a similar network and common colleagues.  They decided to combine forces by throwing a POP-up style event utilizing Larios’ new space and giving Kii a creative platform to promote new art. DICTATORS & MONSTERS is a “spooky” themed art show right around the corner from Halloween, exhibiting mixed portraits of the world’s most hated dictators and classic Monsters.



8/26: Krofft Super Art Show at La La Land Gallery

The Krofft Super Art Show


Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM – 11 PM

La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90038
Show run – TBA

Sponsored by Greenbar Distillery & TheLitJungle
Facebook event invite at this link


Sid & Marty Krofft were the creative imprinting for a whole generation. The colors and the concepts were one of a kind. The amazing stuff they did you couldn’t get away with today. It was like Willy Wonka every Saturday morning. Sid’s career stemming back to The Barnum and Bailey Circus till now is such an amazing untold story that artist and La La Land Gallery curator Kii Arens felt it was time to pay tribute, with this fabulous Krofft Super Art Show !

Chris Reccardi – “H.R.Puf ‘n’ Puf” 20×12 digital giclee on fine art paper signed, numbered edt of 250

Artist roster
Allen Price
Amanda Visell
Anthony Ausgang
Dawn Aquarius
Art of Chase
Chris Recarrdi
Chris Shary
David Medel
Donny Miller
Fuzzy Visio Records
Grace Tame
Jesse Riggle
Kii Arens
Krista Perry
Matthew bone
Michelle Valigura
Oliver Hibert
Steve Ellis

Tom Hazelmyer
Lil Tuffy
Zachary Moldof

Above: Jason Riggle “Sigmund” 8″ by 8″ Acrylic


One of a kind Mark Mothersbaugh record For Goodness Sake

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh has created two new songs which will make their debut only to the ears of those who attend the opening night of the For Goodness Sake group art show at La La Land Gallery. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 25, 7-10 PM and the exhibition is on display March 25, 2017 – April 21, 2017.  These songs have been cut to a 45 RPM acetate, featuring Mark’s hand painted labels; the person who buys this piece will be the sole owner of the only copy of this 45!

Watch a video of La La Land Gallery owner and curator Kii Arens as he visits the studio of Mark Mothersbaugh where the 45 was cut! Preview a few images from the show, below!

As this new “cuckoo pants” year begins, I would like to invite you to take a well needed mental vacation with this new joy-filled For Goodness Sake group art show. The idea is clear and simple. Each artist is being asked to create a brand new piece that elicits nothing but Pure Joy.

With all that’s been going on around the world lately, this will be a refreshing change of pace and a positive new look for the future. We’re excited to tell you we have partnered with Oxfam America (oxfamamerica.org) for this show to donate to Syrian Refugees Relief. – Kii Arens, La La Land Gallery

Mark Mothersbaugh, Shepard Fairey, Peter Blake, Dalek, Gary Baseman, Oliver Hibert, Luke Chueh, Gary Taxali, Matthew Bone, Kii Arens, Anthony Ausgang, Rosie Lea Brind, The Art of Chase, Janee Meadows, Steve Ellis, Warmoraw, Rudy Fritsch, Mark Rogers, Anthony Ausgang, Donnie Molls, Danielle Garza, Sung Hyun, Hey Pogo, Ekaterina Oloy, Travis Lampe, Erin Goedtel, Shoko Yanagisawa, Teri Harriet, Mike Sandoval, Smiley Stevens, Amelie Laurice, and Susan Anderson. More information and preview images coming soon, stay tuned!

Time: March 25th at 7pm – 11pm
Location: LA-LA Land Gallery • 6450 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
Website: www.lalalandgallery.com
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1382545475152695/
Instagram/Twitter Tag: @kiiarens
Facebook: @kiiarensart
Press Home: www.reverberationsmedia.com
General Questions: info@lalalandprints.com
Oxfam info: www.oxfamamerica.org t:oxfam i:oxfamamerica


La-La Land Gallery and Kii Arens present “FRUIT” Group Show

La-La Land Gallery and Kii Arens
are proud to present the juiciest art show of the summer!



Thursday, July 21st., 7-10 PM
La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Come and join us for “FRUIT” the exhibition. What could be a more perfect subject for a summer group art show?!

Fruit features art from over 15 grape…I mean great artists such as:

Kii Arens, Shag, Oliver Hibert, Steve Ellis, Mark Kostabi, Anthony Ausgang, Martin Ontiveros, Janee Meadows, Chris Reccardi, Daniel Gibson, Dan Stiles, Christophe Gilland, David Medel, Aarah Aizman, Addie Hamilton, Mike Davis, Savanna Snow, Shoko Yanagisawa, Matthew Bone, Alyssa Burke, and Nazish Chunara.

Fruit stand, DJ, and drinks provided!

Here’s a partial preview of the art! More images up soon.


Chris Reccardiv “Tangyreen”

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Shag "Maracuja"

Shag “Maracuja”

Kii Arens "Kiinapple"

Kii Arens “Kiinapple”

Kii Arens "Grapefruit Naked"

Kii Arens “Grapefruit Naked”

Kii Arens "Fruit Bowl"

Kii Arens "Grapefruit 2"

Kii Arens “Grapefruit 2”


LABEL 01 copy 02


About Kii Arens

Kii Arens is an American contemporary graphic designer, pop-artist, and director. He is the owner of La-La Land Gallery in Los Angeles.

A visit to Los Angeles in 2003 prompted Arens’ move to his current location on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. As his work in album art and band merchandising continued, he began creating unique, non-music associated art pieces. His pieces soon appeared in many galleries around Los Angeles, notably: M Modern, Subliminal Projects, Gallery 1988, and his own gallery, La-La Land Gallery, which opened in 2004.

Arens has exhibited in many shows, notably: Happy War… It’s the bomb, the first official show at La-La Land, which featured the work of Arens and many local pop-artists, including: Shepard Fairey, Chris Reccardi, Gary Baseman, Niagara, and many others. Art in the Dark, another show, was an exhibition of Arens’ own pieces, images created using black light reactive paints and lighting rigs, which concealed hidden content that could be revealed upon the flip of a switch. In 2005, he traveled back to the Twin Cities, to exhibit a gallery show at Ox-Op gallery. The show was based around Spin-o-Paint/Paint-by-numbers/Oil paint.

Later that year, lalalandgallery.com was created, an online venue for a series of customized lightboxes created by Arens. The lightboxes were also exhibited at La-La Land, and featured in a story by the Los Angeles Times. His Hot Lunch Artshow followed in Oct. 2005, and featured classic tin lunch boxes customized with local Pop art. By 2008, Arens found himself as curator of an art show based on the concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. It included pieces for artists such as Liza Minnelli,  Grace Jones, and Femi Kuti. His first major concert poster was completed that year as well, for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show at the Hollywood Bowl.

This has spurred a career in concert print creation that continues to present, with over 250 pieces created for artists such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd, Sonic Youth, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, Devo, Diana Ross, Divine Fits, The Pixies, Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell, Bruno Mars, Tame Impala, The Beach Boys and many others. He also has created posters for various All Tomorrow’s Parties events, as well as Goldenvoice’s Coachella. In 2010, Arens created a print for Radiohead’s Haiti benefit concert in Los Aangeles. Two editions of 250 prints were sold, and helped add to a grand total of $572,754 raised by the band during the event.


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