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MuralWatch: Park With Elephants, Salman Rushdie, Colorful Blobs

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Images via MOCA's Facebook page and Fairey's website

Here's your weekly update on the murals adorning the parking garage for the soon-to-open (October) West Hollywood Library--the MOCA and artist-funded works by Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Kenny Scharf have come a long way since we saw them last. The Los Angeles Times checks in on the project and lets us know the following:

-- MOCA funded the project as an extension of its Art in the Streets exhibit
-- Fairey's elephant/dove mural stands 70 feet by 106 feet
-- Retna's work (the Matrix-esque symbols) possibly includes encrypted quotations from Salman Rushdie
-- WeHo is paying for anti-UV and anti-graffiti covering for the art
-- The murals will be up for at least a year, through July 2012

This is not, as previously believed, Fairey's permanent piece for the library--he and artist David Wiseman have both been commissioned to create artwork for the library's interior.
· Shepard Fairey, Street Artists Brighten West Hollywood Library [LA Times]
· MuralWatch: Shepard Fairey Going Up on the New WeHo Library [Curbed LA]

West Hollywood Library

625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069