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'Womyn' at Work: Muralist Sistas Bring Color to San Fernando Valley

An all-women mural crew gives counterpoint to the male-dominated "Mural Mile" in the San Fernando Valley.


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The Tale of Two Murals in Downtown L.A.

The Tale of Two Murals in Downtown L.A.

The impact of a mural is often determined by its location and context, as illustrated by two new murals that recently popped up in downtown L.A.
Professor Street Art Takes a Critical Look at Shepard Fairey

Professor Street Art Takes a Critical Look at Shepard Fairey

Fairey's use of a street aesthetic and language is not unlike the way Thomas Kinkade utilized the language of high art to sell prints, glorified posters, and reproductions of his p ...
Bad Banksy, Good Banksy

Bad Banksy, Good Banksy

Not all are happy with the subversive tactics of famed UK street artist Banksy and his October artist residency in New York.
Passage of Mural Ordinance Marks a New Era

Passage of Mural Ordinance Marks a New Era

Writing on the Wall guest editorial series continues with Bill Lasarow, who serves as Board President of the Mural Conservancey of Los Angeles.
California Scenario: Isamu Noguchi's Hidden Public Sculpture Garden in Orange County

California Scenario: Isamu Noguchi's Hidden Public Sculpture Garden in Orange County

Provoking awareness of both an inner and outer nature, Noguchi's work fosters self-reflection and a collective call to honor and appreciate the crucial but tenuous relationship Cal ...
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A Warning that the Mural Ordinance May Not Be Enough

A Warning that the Mural Ordinance May Not Be Enough

If one of your neighbors wants to hire an artist to paint a mural on an outside wall of his or her house, should you and your fellow homeowners have the right to say "No?"
Happy Birthday Millard Sheets: Top Ten Public Art Projects to See in Person

Happy Birthday Millard Sheets: Top Ten Public Art Projects to See in Person

Sheets' public art projects can be seen throughout the country.
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Six and a Half Weeks: The Making of 'Opening Night' for the América Tropical Interpretive Center

Six and a Half Weeks: The Making of 'Opening Night' for the América Tropical Interpretive Center

Painter and museum educator Sandy Rodriguez shares that experience of creating the interior mural at the The América Tropical Interpretive Center in a guest editorial.
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