53 YEARS OF BREAKING BOUNDARIES
LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL
West Coast Graffiti
From the diamond studded highway of the Arroyo Seco riverbed in the barrio of Highland Park, to the Smithsonian, Chaz Bojórquez has become a living legend as The GodFather of West Coast Graffiti.
A 53 year career mark, Chaz has changed the perception of Cholo graffiti writing into a well respected and influential art form. Bojórquez began his west-coast aesthetic in 1969, using Cholo style graffiti mixed with the disciplined Asian art form of calligraphy. Chaz brought an identity and unique aesthetic to a worldwide community, both as a street artist and a fine artist. Graffiti is a dialogue, and Chaz’s signature style is the language of East L.A. neighborhoods.
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
2022 Commencement Speech
50 Years of West Coast Graffiti
A GLIPSE INTO THE ORIGINAL - Hardcover Artist book
Legendary artist Chaz Bojórquez the Godfather of Graffiti. In this stunning monograph, Bojórquez's artistic progression is revealed one decade at a time, beginning in the 1970's. His early interest in Los Angeles's native 'Cholo' style graffiti. As the book unfolds through the decades, the diversity and range of Bojórquez's work becomes evident: street graffiti, paintin