Guyton\Walker. Untitled, 2008. Stretched vinyl on billboard. Courtesy of the artists and LAXART, Los Angeles
You can thank Culver City art gallery, LAXART, for the brightly colored billboard bananas gracing La Cienega Boulevard, between Washington and Venice. Opening on Saturday, the gallery's latest exhibition features New Yorkers Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker who have produced a series of site-specific silk screened wall paintings as well as the banana billboard (pictured). The press release says something about its statement on "consumerism and mass media." We're just grateful for public space not currently occupied by another American Apparel ad.
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