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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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10 Monumental Murals of Los Angeles

10 Monumental Murals of Los Angeles

We commemorate the dedication of "Mural Day" with a ceremonial list of Ten Monumental Murals that were created before the 2002 ban.
Coming Out Party for Murals Has a Calling Card in Highland Park

Coming Out Party for Murals Has a Calling Card in Highland Park

The city's mural tradition is entering a new era, and what better way to mark that transition than a symbolic coming out party with a 15 year old artist from Highland Park.
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for September, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for September, 2013

Here are some of the September stories on murals, street art, and public art barreling into October, like a train filled with travel happy artists.
From Duchamp to Banksy: Street Art Continues 100-Year Movement

From Duchamp to Banksy: Street Art Continues 100-Year Movement

With rumors of an upcoming L.A. exhibition by the UK street artist, it's time to connect the century-old dots between Banksy and the father of conceptual art, Duchamp.
UC Santa Barbara Class Project Creates Murals by the Sea

UC Santa Barbara Class Project Creates Murals by the Sea

Students and property owners collaborated to bring public art to the walls of Isla Vista.
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.
Mural Ordinance Passes. Now What?

Mural Ordinance Passes. Now What?

With a 13 to 2 vote on Wednesday, the modified mural ordinance, which doesn't allow murals on single-family homes, has officially moved forward.
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for August, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for August, 2013

The last year has been a mini-golden era of outdoor art, giving L.A. the chance to regain the title of "mural capital of the world."
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