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Contemporary Murals in LA

24 Oct

Los Angeles has long been known for its murals which stem from early Chicano street art & gang graffiti. On my recent, and too short, trip to the city of angels, I was downtown visiting a friend and discovered a plethora of amazing & beautiful murals. Downtown has blossomed and it’s decorated in an equally exuberant manner. Unfortunately I was in a rush and some photos I took from the car window as I quickly passed.

I am also including a wonderful piece that is actually a sort of a mural in its own right (since it also functions as the back wall of the store). The giant curtain painting, done by artist Sandeep Mukherjee, is the centerpiece of a new clothing store called Guerilla Atelier. I was photographing a mural across the street & the stores large garage-door entrance attracted me. As you walk in the store you can’t help but see this giant mesmerizing abstract painting that not only dwarfs the racks of hip clothes, but it frames them as if they are miniatures in a diorama. The curtain is black burlap and Sandeep used bleach as paint to get the effect of his flowing gesture that vibrates behind the stillness of the racks of denim jeans and wool dresses. It’s definitely worth a look for the fashion and art if you’re in the neighborhood.