ANGEL 'LAII' ORTIZ (British, b. 1995)
New York City graffiti artist LA II (a.k.a. Angel Ortiz) is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Richard Hambleton, Delta 2, Stik, ERO & Cindy Shaoul. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, the two combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then onward. Along with several joint exhibitions together, Angel's art is also featured in the following museums & institutions: The Whitney (NYC), MOCA Museum of Fine Arts (Massachusetts), Museum of Graffiti (Florida), Bel Air Museum (California) , Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France), Pepperdine University (California) + more.