LOS ANGELES—Adult superstar Kylie Ireland has been very busy of late—not only working 16 hours a day as head of production for Star Wars XXX, but also, incredibly, preparing for her first art show. Ireland, who makes her art under the name DeeKay, is being hailed as one of the top street artists in Los Angeles, and starting tomorrow her work will be included in an exhibition curated by MelroseandFairfax at the Maximillian Gallery, located in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.
The show, called “What Graffiti is to New York – Street Art is to Los Angeles,” will run May 29-June 30. In addition to DeeKay, featured artists include Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, SmogCity, Bankrupt Slut, Bod Bod, 2wenty, Snyder, Gregory Siff, KH no. 7, Smear, Desire Obtain Cherish, CYRCLE.& DD$, Leba and Homo Riot.
“It is going to be epic,” promises an announcement posted to the Sunset Marquis website by MelroseandFairfax. “This is the show that will define the genre and solidify LA's place in the street art scene to the rest of the world. Street art in LA is blowing up. From Banksy's latest visit, to the MOCA exhibition, and on every street corner and rooftop in between, the force of this movement is undeniable.
“This show has the biggest name street artists and brightest stories in the game,” the announcement continues, “and it is being held at arguably the most upscale gallery to ever host a pure street art show (that is, with real street artists who are out on the streets and not artists who dabble with murals on walls). And in 10 years this will be the show, and the artists, that the history books (and blogs) will refer to as making the jump from street to gallery, and defining the street art genre.”
Ireland, whose career in adult entertainment began in 1994 and includes appearances in over 475 movies, has expressed her interest in having “as many familiar faces of friends and family as I can” attend the opening celebration of the show, which takes place Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery.
“I am SO SO excited and hope you can all either join me at the opening reception or at least make it down to the gallery before the 30th June,” she wrote on her blog.
Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis is located at 1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, Ca. 90069. The gallery phone number is (310) 881-6025.
“What Graffiti is to New York – Street Art is to Los Angeles” will be open to the public May 28-June 30 every day except Mondays, between 1-8 p.m., and by appointment.
Photo: "Sexy Street Art" by DeeKay.