Dave Van Patten

Dave Van Patten is a Long Beach/Los Angeles based artist with a focus on illustration, using paper cut outs, acrylic, and good old pen and ink. His work demonstrates visuals ranging from dreamlike absurdism, psychedelic surrealism, childlike-storybook simplicity, ethical fables, to disturbingly dark humor. His work has been shown in Juxtapoz Magazine, Intentional Quarterly, Mt. Hope, L.A. Record Magazine, and various L.A. based art magazines. He has self published several graphic novel zines and twisted “children’s books for grown ups.” Currently, he is adapting a short story from Arthur Bradford into a full length graphic novel.



Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative




Commissioned By

Business Improvement District

Accession Number


Address 2913 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

Location Name Alex's Bar

Location DescriptionLocated on wall facing the driveway

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes


Dimensions16 ft. x 60 ft.

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Photo Credit(s)POW! WOW! Long Beach