mural by Shepard Fairey via CA Home+Design
Jonah and I have been spending some time at the new West Hollywood Library lately. It's a pretty cool visit. Outside of the building are murals by Sheppard Fairey, RETNA, and Kenny Scharf all funded by MOCA as an extension of "Art in the Streets".
Inside, near the Children's area is a fantastik view of the Pacific Design Center and Posters from the Center for the Political Graphics, part of Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975 exhibition:
It was specifically designed to be auxiliary and complementary to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 exhibitions taking place in West Hollywood. “Art is at the center of every movement for social change,” says Wells. “This exhibition stands testament to the effect poster art had in championing protest for a greater democracy in Southern California and the United States. The show also documents a wide variety of causes, and it is sobering to realize that nearly 40 years later, people are still taking to the streets over many of these same issues—from opposition to war to promoting LGBTQ rights.” ~artandcointv.com
The posters will be up until April 28th and the murals are expected to be up for at least a year.
For more information on the posters, click here.