Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Melrose Avenue #16: Shepard Fairey Mural




. . . from the L.A. Times:

If you've driven along Melrose Avenue in the past couple of weeks, you probably have noticed a new outdoor mural on the north side of the street near Ogden Avenue, across from Fairfax High School.
The recognizable mash-up of pop-psychedelic images -- including an elephant, a lotus flower and "Obey" logos -- point to only one source: Shepard Fairey, the popular and controversial L.A. street artist.
Fairey and his team of artists created the 56 foot by 18 foot painting on the exterior of
De La Barracuda, a clothing, hair and art gallery space frequented by ├╝ber-hip trendsetters.
A spokesman for Fairey said that the artist has a close working relationship with Barracuda. He said the outdoor wall space usually is used for advertising but there was a gap in bookings, so the owner allowed Fairey to temporarily take over the space for his artwork.
Anyone wanting to check out the mural in person is advised to do so soon. The spokesman said that the artwork is scheduled to stay up only "for another couple of weeks" before it is covered up by an advertisement.

Photos: Mural—Los Angeles, 2010; Working on Mural—Los Angeles, 2010

4 comments:

Hali said...

That's amazing!

judit said...

Painting? I thought it might be a collage. Crisp and wonderful.

Mike Mundy said...

I'm pretty sure it is a collage.

Other views of the same building here and here.

judit said...

The modern life...