Graffiti giants paint West Hollywood library [PICS]
THE WEST HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY is decorated with gigantic works of art by graffiti / street art’s biggest names – Shepard Fairey, Retna & Kenny Scharf. The street-god artists were commissioned to each paint a mural on the outside of the library, officially making it the dopest library ever.
Didn’t know libraries could be dope? Shoot, son you got A LOT to learn.
‘Peace Elephant’ by Shepard Fairey of OBEY. The giant mural is a whopping 70 feet by 106 feet facing the back parking lot of the West Hollywood Library on San Vicente Blvd.
A deep blue script drips down the side of the building – fans of Retna will know his style anywhere. And within Retna’s signature calligraphy in this piece is encoded a message from a quote by Salmon Rashdie;
“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination, and of the heart”.