72andSunny Executive Creative Director Auctions Paintings for Local Business and Los Angeles Food Bank

By Erik Oster 

Many creatives have an artistic passion of one sort of another they pursue when they’re able to find enough time to do so.

One such creative at 72andSunny found a way to turn his artistic pursuits into a way to help the local Los Angeles community.

72andSunny Los Angeles executive creative director Matt Murphy has spent the past few years pursuing a passion for painting and drawing, and recently held the opening for his first collection of paintings and sculpture, “Desert High,” themed around the California desert.


With many local businesses reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Murphy decided to do something to help. He auctioned off his painting “Togetherness” the weekend of March 21 in support of a local Los Angeles bakery. This past Friday, he followed that up by auctioning a larger piece, entitled “The Great Big” (pictured below), in support of the Los Angeles Food Bank.

“As the demand for help and support continues to grow, I’m going to use creativity as a tool to help create bigger outcomes,” Murphy said in a statement. “We’re all hustling to support our company, our brand partners, as well as our local communities.”