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Thursday, 7 December 2006
Professional Graffiti
Topic: Graphics

Professional Graffiti

In the alleys behind Melrose Avenue, on the south side of the street, the walls are covered with what can only be considered professional graffiti, which may be a contradiction in terms. It is hardly spontaneous. It's very carefully done. Perhaps there's a local camber of commerce that commissions all this, so tourists from Iowa who wander back there will be amazed at the hipness of the neighborhood, and stick around and spend more money in the trendy stores. Perhaps the trendy stores all chip in to pay for the work. Or perhaps it is only the result of "people power" after all, and done on a whim, even if it seems a bit too slick to be whimsical. In the slanted winter light it begs to be photographed. Why argue?

Graffiti wall, the alley behind Melrose Avenue, south of Hollywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti wall, the alley behind Melrose Avenue, south of Hollywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop sign, Melrose Avenue, south of Hollywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti wall, the alley behind Melrose Avenue, south of Hollywood


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