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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El Pachuco and the Art of 'Zoot Suit'

El Pachuco and the Art of 'Zoot Suit'

If the stage production of "Zoot Suit" made El Pachuco the flag bearer of identity, its poster became the garrison flag.
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for May, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for May, 2013

May 2013 saw more murals coming, then going. Here's some news and notes we like to tag under Monthly Mural Wrap.
California Art Club: A Link to L.A. Public Art History

California Art Club: A Link to L.A. Public Art History

More than a century after its founding in 1909, the California Art Club is still fighting the good fight as part of L.A.'s art history.
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Virginia is for Chicano Art Lovers

Virginia is for Chicano Art Lovers

With help from Cheech Marin, a university in a traditionally conservative Virginia town looks at the murals of Los Angeles for a lesson in Chicano/a art.
In Ruben Soto's Restored Echo Park Mural, the 'Eyes' Have It

In Ruben Soto's Restored Echo Park Mural, the 'Eyes' Have It

The Echo Park mural has gone through three lives since its original completion in 1991.
Sacred Streets: Skid Row as an Art Source

Sacred Streets: Skid Row as an Art Source

Artists have often used Skid Row as source material, using the theme that the status of its residents doesn't change.
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.
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for April, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for April, 2013

April 2013 is filled with random news of street art, murals, and how they fit in public space. Here's some news and notes we like to tag under Monthly Mural Wrap.
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