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.

About the Author

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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Street Art Writes New Rules on Urban Linguistics

Street Art Writes New Rules on Urban Linguistics

Artists are becoming writers as they overlay image with bold type that allows the environment to say something with the brevity of a tweet.
Next Up: 'Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo' Mural to be Restored

Next Up: 'Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo' Mural to be Restored

In a determined and continued burst to revamp murals commissioned during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the Mural Conservancy announced today restoration on "Galileo, Jupiter, Apol ...
Images That 'Bookmark' a Neighborhood

Images That 'Bookmark' a Neighborhood

Ed Fuentes tells his personal stories of Casa Blanca, a 16-block barrio in Riverside, where he grew up, through digital mural works that are now on display at the Riverside Art Mus ...
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2013

Here are a few mural- and public art-related stories we like to tag in our Monthly Mural Wrap up for June, 2013.
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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A Quick Tour Of Downtown Public Art

A Quick Tour Of Downtown Public Art

A group of educators attending a conference wanted to see Los Angeles through its murals.
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Mural Ordinance Scheduled for City Council? Not Yet

Mural Ordinance Scheduled for City Council? Not Yet

The ordinance's main purpose: to move art out from under the rules of signs, and be administered in Cultural Affairs, not Building and Safety.
Metro's Summer Public Art Tour Connects Rail, Artists, and Communities

Metro's Summer Public Art Tour Connects Rail, Artists, and Communities

The summer public tour will be held on the first Thursdays of July, August, and September.
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