Russo and long time manager David Goldman had a great first meeting with Pop International Galleries owners Jeff Jaffe and Nanette Ross in October of 2016. It was a lengthy very positive first encounter, as Russo showed a huge amount of images over a couple of hours, setting the stage for Pop International to exclusively represent his WAGL collection in New York City, debuting pre-holiday 2017. Narrowing down the extensive WAGL collection filled with hundreds of images and custom creating 8′ window trim borders for the gallery opening 13 months away was an exciting challenge for Team WAGL. The night of the opening attracted over 200 people whom  packed the gallery. Jeff, Nanette and their wonderful staff set the perfect stage for success as pieces sold. Russo pulled out all [...]


Gallery owner Nick Leone had met Russo in NYC a few years back and fell in love with his art. But it wasn’t until he ventured out on his own, leaving NYC and opening a beautiful new gallery inside of The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, that the perfect opportunity to represent Russo’s pen + ink originals presented itself. These are the actual original pen + inks drawings that launched the entire world of “What A Great Life”  a must see if you are visiting Las Vegas. Located at The Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd S-Ste 2245 LV,NV 89109. #702-785-0061


History was made June 9th-11th 2015 when David Anson Russo set foot inside the windows of Saks’ Beverly Hills store for a three day live painting  event. This was a “first” for Saks and for Russo, as the media coverage by Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo! Finance, Bustle, Palisades Post, Topanga Messenger, all noted and spread the word nationally. Russo’s appearance in the windows of Saks was a first-of-its-kind charity event initiative for the famed retailer, to raise money for a great cause, the Little Kids Rock  organization. (Check out the great work they do: www.littlekidsrock.org). The team at Saks was the most supportive and efficient Russo has ever dealt with for a live event-thank you Robyn! Cindy Cowan, David Wish and the other amazing team members at Little [...]

Wall Street Journal's Mark Tyner Discovers Russo's "What A Great Life" Style

New York City: Art director Mark Tyner becomes the first person to see the commercial application potential for Russo’s latest style as you will see in context below. Russo’s contribution, which he created in only 48 hours, appeared nationally in 45 US markets in the Sunday Journal published July 7, 2013. In Tyner’s words

“What drew me to David Russo’s W.A.G.L. style was the amount of detail, intense colors, fluidity of line and joyful tone.”

Producer by Day, Artist by Night

When you spend time with Palisadian David Anson Russo, it’s best just to buckle up and enjoy the ride. You will not be disappointed.

The fine artist never goes anywhere without pen and paper and loves spending hours sitting at restaurants drawing. At Beech Street, the waiter place glasses of ice water on little plates so as not to ruin the paper tablecloth that they know Russo likes to use as a canvas. He carries several pens with ink that lasts for 100 years, and creates three black-and-white pictures a day and one color picture a week.

In the past 18 months, he has made 260 pieces of art, drawing at Beech and other restaurants in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu, including Casa del Mar and Mayberry. The Queens, New York, [...]

Rage Monthly Magazine Interview

It is with great joy to share with you the recent Rage Monthly magazine interview tied into Russo’s featured artist appearance at David Geffen’s annual fundraiser, APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles). The event has featured some of the most famous artists in the fine/pop art worlds over the years. Needless to say it was an honor for Russo to be selected as this year’s featured artist. The 2013 APLA event program guide will feature 6 pages on Russo’s career/art.

To view the article simply click this link Directions: Once the site loads in, click to see the current issue with Orange/LA Counties issue, then click on the Anniversary issue, at the top see pagination field, click on the right arrow to advance the pages to #58-59, Russo’s piece is on page 58.

David Anson Russo Announced as Featured Artist for Art Project Los Angeles; Star-Studded Charity Art Auction

Los Angeles, Calif. (May 14, 2013) – AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) announces David Anson Russo, one of the world’s premier interactive artists, as the featured artist of Art Project Los Angeles, benefiting APLA. The luxury lifestyle charity benefit returns to beautifully renovated Bonhams auction house on Saturday, June 29 and will include a dazzling array of art up for bid in live and silent auctions.

(Note to editors: To reserve a red-carpet space for your outlet on the night of June 29, please call or email the media contact listed at top.)

David Anson Russo, a Los Angeles-based artist, will be creating a full-size, 4’ x 6’ original painting featuring his new What A Great Life™ brand at the event. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they watch this piece come to [...]