Shepard Fairey + West Hollywood Library

= hippest library in town. Street artists, Shepard Fairey, RETNA and Kenny Scharf, have joined forces with the West Hollywood Library and MOCA to create outdoor murals for the library’s parking structure. Sounds like a great location as I would guess the community is less appalled by the street art genre than perhaps other communities? According to the LAT Culture Monster article, the city of West Hollywood is paying for anti-UV and anti-graffiti coating, but the rest is being funded by MOCA and the artists themselves. My favorite quote from the article is by Shepard, “‘Calm down taxpayers … I was not paid to do the mural and paid for my own supplies and labor,’ the artist wrote on his site.” Awesome.

Too bad it’s only going to be up for a year. Go see it while you can!

 

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3 Comments to “Shepard Fairey + West Hollywood Library”

  1. that’s a great quote. i will need to check this out.

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