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Abandoned LA River=Elaborate Tagging Paradise

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Locals may know the LA River's concrete-lined banks in the area east of Downtown are the perfect blank slate for our city's taggers, but the Los Angeles Times pays a visit to the area, reporting on the piece de resistance: block letters that cover a three-story high wall and run the length of several blocks, spelling out "MTA"—Metro Transit Assassins." These guys are using paint rollers. Some of the river's work looks to be the handiwork of Buket, the infamous tagger taken down by LAPD earlier this week. At the end of the article, it looks like writers Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton are about to experience a tagging firsthand, but the mysterious artists turn out to be a production crew creating a dystopian set for Fox's Sarah Connor Chronicles. [Via aquafornia]
· Walls of LA River prime canvas for taggers [LA Times]
· Prolific LA tagger brought down by youtube [Curbed LA]