Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sweet! Art in LA still going strong

"A Wall Across Wilshire," a symbolic re-creation of the wall that once separated East and West Berlin, will be temporarily erected across Wilshire near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art shortly before midnight on Sunday. It will join the museum's "Wall Along Wilshire -- Eastside Gallery West," a 40-foot section of the original Berlin Wall that will be on view in front of the 5900 Wilshire Blvd. building through Nov. 14.

Sections of the temporary barricade will be painted by muralist Shepard Fairey -- best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster -- along with graffiti artists working with ArtStorm LA and arts students at the Otis College of Art and Design, USC and CalArts; sections of the wall will be sold at auction with proceeds supporting the Wende Museum.

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