Tuesday, December 15, 2009

THE RZA - More details revealed...

The RZA's Victory or Death Promo

SceneFour and new partners Sway and King Tech have produced a canvas series with The RZA beginning on January 1, 2010. The RZA's canvas series features 360 pieces in total and is called Victory or Death. Here's the promo for the upcoming collection - visit www.whenartimitateslife.com to get more details before the release.

Angelo Moore underway - 12.12.09

The first batch in Angelo Moore fine art series "The Last Upper" went fast. REALLY FAST. Moore loved the creation process and was eager to start a new round of his canvas collection, where he plays all of the characters in the famous Last Supper piece. The project is being done in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Fishbone.

Here are a few photos taken during the Saturday that I went to see Moore at work tricking out each canvas to make all in the series a one of a kind.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We've kept quiet about this for a lonnnng time, but the RZA collection is now announced with the release scheduled for January 1, 2010 at midnight.

The project itself is done in conjunction of the 20th Anniversary of The RZA's career.

More details soon here, but until then visit www.whenartimitateslife.com.


SceneFour has company. Actually, we have a new company...When Art Imitates Life. Focused on creating fine art with notorious rap artists from around the world, SceneFour found a great partnership with Sway and King Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show.

Together, SceneFour and Sway & King Tech have united with WAIL. The first release is January 1, 2010 and its an incredible collection by...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Angelo Moore at work on the canvas series...

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT - December 1, 2009

On December 1, 2009, SceneFour will be announcing the launch of a new entity, the first sub-division of the Legacy of X. In the announcement, the figureheads of the new organization, the company's name and the first scheduled release will be revealed.



Helmet Leader Page Hamilton Releases 200 Original Canvases
Exploring The Band’s Two Decades In Rock

Los Angeles, CA—Over the last 20 years, Helmet has blazed an explosive musical path finding an audience in every corner of the world and influencing an impressive swell of bands in their wake. To mark the band’s 20th year in music, Helmet lead singer and guitarist Page Hamilton began a project unlike any he’d done before, exploring and revealing the origin of Helmet’s sound and lyrics through visual art. His exploration resulted in; “Close to Home”— 200 original canvases inspired by the music of Helmet.

Giving music and art lovers alike a unique opportunity to creatively explore the band’s journey, the backdrop of each canvas in the series is a graphic art collage by Hamilton symbolizing the American landscape that resulted in the Helmet sound. With each of the 200 drafts, Hamilton is personally augmenting each piece with the addition of lyrics from the entire Helmet catalog, as well as adding artistic embellishments to make each a mixed media contemporary art piece. The result is a collection of 200 one-of-a-kind canvases, all measuring 40” x 30,” and available exclusively at www.legacyofhelmet.com.

The process of creation is a rather lengthy one for Hamilton. The entire project is set to take ten months to complete. With the “Close to Home” landscape giclĂ©ed onto 200 canvases, Hamilton is embarking on the augmenting process methodically incorporating elements like acrylics, spray paints, stencils, and found objects to the canvases in the series to make each unique and a visual interpretation of an individual song per piece.

To produce the project, Hamilton worked with notorious Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour and their Legacy of Ten division. SceneFour assisted in the art direction and project management of the “Close to Home” undertaking. SceneFour’s Creative Director Cory Danziger comments, “Page wanted to do something exceptional, and he nailed it with the art series…a masterful vision from a music visionary.” As for the motivation by the Helmet leader to start the project, Hamilton states, “When my 7th grade art teacher Mrs. Smith made me destroy my clay bust of Einstein as punishment for throwing balls of clay in the classroom, my art career came to an abrupt halt. Now that I’m at an 8th grade art level I’ve decided to resume it. Close to Home is the result.”

To reserve a canvas in the Helmet “Close to Home” project, visit www.legacyoften.com or contact SceneFour directly at 213-742-9862. For public relations inquiries about the project, contact publicist Sherise Bright of Bright Karma Media Relations at 323-868-6932 or sherise@brightkarma.com.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Residency with TLC - first pop artists to work with S4's Legacy of Ten

On July 23, 2009, it was officially announced that SceneFour will be working on a canvas collection for release in early 2010 with pop group TLC. With more than 45 million records sold worldwide, TLC is the biggest selling girl group in music history.

The collection, containing a total of 200 canvases will begin production in October with a release date to be determined, but anticipated to fall in the first quarter of next year. The creative behind the piece will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. More details coming soon...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

HELMET & SCENEFOUR: Creation Day 2

Helmet frontman Page Hamilton was in the downtown Los Angeles SceneFour office today. Page came in to review elements and ideas for the upcoming series of 100 paintings he's putting together with SceneFour for the Legacy of Ten which will be debuting before year's end.

The process of creating art collections can be pretty intense for an individual, but doing it in collaboration is a whole other ball of wax. It can be an experience that doesn't begin with art, but instead with establishing a repoire and an understanding of where everyone is coming from visually, artistically, and theoretically. It's necessary to vibe and dig with those that you are going to be vulnerable with artistically.

Case in point, Helmet's Page Hamilton who Cory and Ravi have courted for some time to get involved in a project together.

It's no surprise that the SceneFour boys wanted to work with Page from onset of Legacy of Ten. His music is superb as is his reputation as an innovative guitar player. But what I witnessed today, as the boys sat with Page reviewing imagery, books, and photos was three "guys" looking to understand each other before they started to throw ideas around. Yes, they talked about the upcoming canvas series, but mostly they talked about life continually finding common ground that will be utilized as the design and art begins.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bootsy Collins to Bring the Funk...University


Bass players from around the world will have the opportunity to get a higher education of sorts through the musical wisdom of Bootsy Collins. As Professor of Funk University, Bootsy will be providing weekly lectures to a student base of intermediate to advanced players through video. Assistant Professors will also be on hand through video exercises and lessons that accompany the weekly address from Professor Collins. The Funk University comes from notorious creativity house SceneFour in downtown Los Angeles. The school is located at www.thefunkuniversity.com.

Sign up now to get exclusive information about the university at theFUNKuniversity.com


A personal tribute to fans, Angelo Moore marks 30 years with 100 canvases. Los Angeles, CA – After 30 years of making music, Fishbone’s lead singer is paying homage to his fans in a highly personalized way, through the creation of massive fine art. Moore’s art premiere is ambitious, 100 gigantic original contemporary canvases, a recreation of The Last Supper, featuring the singer portraying all 13 figures in the pieces. The concept behind bringing iconic musicians to the fine art world comes from notorious creativity house SceneFour (www.scenefour.com). Located in downtown Los Angeles, SceneFour has spent the better part of five years splitting time between providing conceptual and design for an impressive roster of A-list companies like Al Gore’s Current TV, MTV-U, and even the Game Show Network along with projects for Nine Inch Nails, The Metric, Sigur Ros, the Pixies and Beck. SceneFour began the “musician-turned-fine artist” project focused on inviting accomplished guitar players to create with them. Hence, to launch the series, the company worked with longtime client heavy metal guitar icon George Lynch on a series of large canvases. Lynch’s series quickly found an audience and all 100 pieces that were available were reserved in weeks. Quickly, the vision moved beyond guitar players, as SceneFour invited rock figures with intriguing personalities to create. As for Moore’s art series, the project serves as a unique tribute to his fan base around the world with each piece containing original elements to insure one-of-a-kind status. 100 in the total collection are currently available at www.legacyoften.com/angelo.
For more information on The Legacy of Ten fine art series, contact SceneFour at 213-742-9862.

Impact Drug Rehab covered on CNN.com

Long time client of Scenefour, Impact makes the headline on CNN.com. The article, "Using dentists as dope dealers" helps reveal a major problem in the United States.Read the full story