Against the Wall
Last updated: June 26, 2018
From Renaissance Italy to post-Revolutionary Mexico, mural painting has been understood as a privileged art form that revels in grand, philosophical narratives, carefully built to last for centuries. But in Los Angeles, murals have developed as a street art, punchy and direct, concerned with cultural identity and protest. As a result, they tend to be surprisingly fragile and unstable, subject to abuse, neighborhood change, and the bleaching of an unforgiving sun.
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