Writing on the Wall

A Mural Chat with an 'Urban Legend'

James Prigoff is the prolific author, photographer, and lecturer on murals, considered one of the major forces in giving dignity and credibility to an art form that once was considered to be vandalism.

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Ed Fuentes is an arts journalist, photographer, graphic designer, and digital muralist who covers a variety of topics and geographies in Southern California for KCET.
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Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for April, 2014

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for April, 2014

In between politics and policy, some outstanding murals were created and rededicated -- a reminder of how murals are a document of region. Here's a look at this month's mural and s ...
Mural Citations are Off the Wall Politics

Mural Citations are Off the Wall Politics

Two recent murals have been cited for not having the proper permits under the new mural ordinance.
Preserving Memory of Lost Murals with Photographs

Preserving Memory of Lost Murals with Photographs

Sometimes photographic documentation is all that remains of long-lost murals.
The Enduring Appeal of Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

The Enduring Appeal of Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

Pollock's "Mural" may pale in comparison to the advances in mural technology, but it continues to teach us what makes a work of art great.
Flabob Airport: Historic Riverside Landing Strip and Mural Enclave

Flabob Airport: Historic Riverside Landing Strip and Mural Enclave

Just outside Riverside's city limits, in the community known as Rubidoux, a small airport that dates back to 1925 proudly wears wings of quirkiness.
'Womyn' at Work: Muralist Sistas Bring Color to San Fernando Valley

'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.
Twentynine Palms is a Mural Oasis

Twentynine Palms is a Mural Oasis

The California desert town's mural program was born out of a tradition that began in Vancouver, B.C.
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.
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