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Painted Utility Boxes Move West to Downtown's 'Indian Alley'

Painted Utility Boxes Move West to Downtown's 'Indian Alley'

The micro-public art project, utilizing LADOT traffic signal cabinets, first began along the First Street Corridor in Boyle Heights.
Blek Le Rat, 'Father of the Street Stencil,' Thinking of L.A.

Blek Le Rat, 'Father of the Street Stencil,' Thinking of L.A.

We touched based with the French artist to discuss his works and why he has L.A. on his mind.
Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals

Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals

A new exhibition in Pasadena surveys the career of Alfredo Ramos Martínez, who has been cited as the father of Mexican modernism.
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Isabel Rojas-Williams Guides L.A.'s Mural Tradition

Isabel Rojas-Williams Guides L.A.'s Mural Tradition

As Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Rojas-Williams guided artists, each with conflicting definitions of murals, through the muck of a developing ordinanc ...
Stunted Progress: Belmont Tunnel and the Repurposing of a Faded Los Angeles Dream

Stunted Progress: Belmont Tunnel and the Repurposing of a Faded Los Angeles Dream

A large apartment development takes up much of what was once the Toluca Yard -- initially the domain of trolleys and tracks, later of taggers and pelota tarasca players.
Word and Images from the Folk Art of Inland Cities

Word and Images from the Folk Art of Inland Cities

"Vital Signs" is the intimate response from an Inland poet and photographer, to the hand-painted typography and murals of their region, and the appreciation of images on the small ...