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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Mural Ordinance Passes, But Remains in Policy Purgatory

Mural Ordinance Passes, But Remains in Policy Purgatory

The mural ordinance, which would lift the 11-year city-wide ban on murals, was passed by city council -- almost.
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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Mural Ordinance Vote Delayed, New Works Pop Up Regardless

Mural Ordinance Vote Delayed, New Works Pop Up Regardless

For a city that's infatuated with its murals, it's been dishing out a lot of tough love -- the anticipated city council vote on the proposed mural ordinance has been delayed.
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?"
'Bomb It 2': Globetrotting Through the World of Street Art

'Bomb It 2': Globetrotting Through the World of Street Art

The sequel shows the L.A.-based filmmaker globetrotting to meet with artists in Australia, the Middle East, and Asia.
Well, Maybe This is a Crime

Well, Maybe This is a Crime

Graffiti can be a crime. There, I said it. And Saber agrees.
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for July, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for July, 2013

As we wait for the proposed mural ordinance to reach City Council August 20, let's have a look at what else has been happening with murals, public art, and street art in July of 20 ...
Mural Ordinance Moves Forward, Will Reach City Council August 20

Mural Ordinance Moves Forward, Will Reach City Council August 20

The proposed ordinance would allow murals to be created legally on private property.
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