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Art Meets Pop Culture

Artists have found inspiration in everyday life, as this episode of Spark highlights.

Grandfather of the art car, David Best transforms more than 30 vehicles into fantastical works of art, include cranking out a new masterpiece from an old Cadillac.

Next, artist and rapper Keith Knight re-channels his own life experiences into his comic strip, the "K-Chronicles," a poignant combination of urban politics, race, love, family and offbeat humor.

Finally, the Surf Style art show at the 111 Minna Gallery opens a contemporary window into the influence of 1970s surfing subculture in retail, fashion, art, design and advertising.

[Original air date: Wed, Aug 06, 2003]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

David Best

Get behind the wheel of an art car with David Best, creator of over 30 rolling masterpieces.

Keith Knight

Artist and rapper Keith Knight draws on his own life for his comic strip, the K Chronicles.

111 Minna Gallery

Go on a tour with Spark of the 111 Minna Gallery exhibit "Surf Style" led by Herbie Fletcher, and then see the work of Christopher Irion and Michael Garlington with Gallery Crawl.

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