This January 17, 2009 file photo shows artist Shepard Fairey unveiling his portrait of then US president-elect Barack Obama.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LA Street Artist Behind Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Pleads Guilty To Contempt Charge

The iconic image that made graphic designer Shephard Fairey a millionaire could ultimately land him in federal prison.

CBS Los Angeles–02/24/2012

A memorial to the victims of 9/11 stands proudly in Signal Hill. (credit:

Signal Hill Artist Creates Metal Sculpture To Honor 9/11 Victims

Local artist and sculptor Patrick Vogel couldn’t forget 9/11.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2011

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Chicano Art Icon Gilbert ‘Magu’ Lujan Dies At 70

Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, one of the icons of the Chicano Art Movement, died in Arcadia Tuesday at the age of 70.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2011

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Renowned Malibu Artist Charged With Child Molestation, Possessing Child Porn

Artist Paul Rusconi has been accused of child molestation and possessing child pornography, sheriff’s officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2011

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Man Accused Of Child Molestation, Possession Of Child Porn

Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau Detectives have arrested a man for the alleged molestation of two toddlers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2011

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Etch A Sketch With Artist Christoph Brown

Artist Christoph Brown visited the KCAL9 studios Tuesday at 2 p.m.



Graffiti Artist Arrested On Alleged Probation Violation

Authorities have arrested a Los Angeles graffiti artist on an alleged probation violation.


Jason Biggs (left) asks for help from Shannon Elizabeth in a scene from 1999's "American Pie".  (Getty Images)

Hollywood Make-Up Artist Sues Producer For Alleged Nipple-Pinching

Warren Zide is accused of creating a hostile work environment that included nipple-pinching and sexually explicit comments during the filming of “Demoted.”


A man walks in front of a mural celebrating Banksy's Academy Award achievement signed by Mr. Brainwash in Los Angeles, California on February 17, 2011. Banksy is nominated for best documentary for "Exit Through the Gift Shop" at the Oscars, due to be announced on February 27 at the climax of Tinseltown's annual awards season. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Guerilla Artist Banksy Spurs Billboard Fight Ahead Of Oscars

Even with an Academy Award nomination for a film based on his work, one of the world’s most notorious street artists isn’t quite ready to go Hollywood.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2011