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Posts Tagged ‘Shelley Leopold’

LA Weekly Building Gets a New Paint Job

The LA Weekly‘s office in Culver City just got a new paint job, courtesy of graffiti artists How & Nosm. The giant mural took a week to complete and short film about the project is in the works and will be finished in March. We’re hoping it includes footage of angry local residents chucking eggs at the mural. The Weekly‘s Shelley Leopold writes that residents of motel across the street were none-too-pleased about the sounds of boom lifts in the early morning hours.

In the meanwhile, trailer after the jump.

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Street Artist ‘Eine’ Paints the LA Weekly

Street artist Eine is in LA for MOCA’s big (and controversial) “Art in the Streets”exhibit and decided to do some free decorating on the LA Weekly‘s Culver City headquarters. Eine spoke with LA Weekly‘s Shelley Leopold (who made a brief appearance in the Banksy film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”) about his concept for the building.

A lot of what I paint on the street, it has to fit and it has to suit the space that I’m painting on. So, the windows, the grids, the fact it’s a newspaper, I just thought, “Yeah, graffiti crossword.” It made sense. If the windows weren’t there, I would have just done a big word or big letters, but the windows…The shape and the size of the building eliminates certain options. But Graffiti Crossword‘s kinda cool, yeah?

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Whitewash at MOCA: Downtown News Breaks Story Waiting to Go National