Artists mash up Japanese and California culture

Kozyndan is a husband and wife artist duo. She’s Kozy. He’s Dan. Their work uses visual puns to celebrate and poke fun at California culture. Like their painting of P22, the Griffith Park mountain lion, eating a koala from the Los Angeles Zoo. We look at Kozydan’s new show “The Golden State” at the Gregorio Escalante gallery. Escalante died unexpectedly last week. We remember him as one of the founders of the lowbrow art movement in Southern California -- a movement influenced by punk, tattoos and graffiti.

Credits

Guests:
Carolina Miranda - Los Angeles Times columnist covering art, architecture and urban design - @cmonstah, Kozyndan - artist duo - @kozyndan, Eric Nakamura - owner, Giant Robot - @giantroboteric

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole