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June 20, 2013

Dwell celebrates the rich tradition of murals and street art in Los Angeles with Living Mural at Dwell on Design, created by a collective of local artists over the course of the weekend. In honor of the project, we gather 5 other examples of contemporary murals and street art, previously featured in the pages of Dwell. For more highlights of Dwell on Design 2013, happening in Los Angeles June 21-23, check out our event's sister site.

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To celebrate the rich tradition of murals and street art in Los Angeles, a collective of local artists is gathering all weekend long at Dwell on Design 2013 to collaborate on a series of murals honoring this history while incorporating their respective approaches, media, and styles. As the weekend goes on, this "living mural" will evolve and change. The project is hosted by Dropbox Studios, and participating artists include Pablo Sison, Jimi Vieira, Emmeric James Konrad, KC Woolf Haxton, Colette Miller, Miriam Dafford, Maria Greschenko, Peabo De Pabon, Katie Peña, Norman Maxwell, Marcel Blanco, Ernesto Potdevin, Jr. and Jason Fitzmaurice. Here, Greschenko and Sison get started on their contribution to the mural. We'll check back in throughout the weekend to watch the art evolve! For more examples of contemporary murals and street art, as featured in the pages of Dwell, click through the slideshow. And if you're in LA, check out the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for mural artists and offers walking tours that visit some of the hundreds of murals that represent the rich mural culture throughout Los Angeles.

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Outdoor wall mural by artist Seth Depiesse on Main Street in downtown Wichita

Witchita, Kansas, is in the midst of a creative boom downtown, thanks in part to a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class. On Main Street, artist Seth Depiesse works on a new outdoor wall mural. Photo by Jake Stangel.

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Originally appeared in Building Community
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Outdoor pool with street art.
Classic butterfly chairs from Universal Patio Furniture are stationed by Glee actor Jayma Mays' pool. The mural is by street artist Morley, a close friend. Photo by Floto + Warner.

 

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Originally appeared in The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
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Completed in 2008, the Mountain Dwellings is the second of BIG’s three projects in Ørestad, a new neighborhood in Copenhagen where development is attracting many new inhabitants. The result does looks like a mountain—hence the building’s name and the insp

Completed in 2008, the Mountain Dwellings in Copenhagen was designed by BIG. The building does looks like a mountain—hence it’s name and the inspiration for the mural of Mount Everest that adorns the 82-foot-high facade. Photo by Jens Passoth.

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Originally appeared in Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
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Housemuseum in Melbourne Australia

Anchoring the music room in a house in Melbourne that doubles as a by-appointment gallery is the mural YOU’VEALWAYSWANTEDTOBEBLACK (white friend), a 2006 piece by artist Brook Andrew. The red staircase leads to the bedrooms and additional gallery space on the second floor. Photo by Dianna Snape.

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Originally appeared in All the Home's a Stage
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headboard mural detroit

Seeking an alternative to a standard headboard? Consider going big with an oversized piece of art. Residents Toby Barlow and Keira Alexandra chose an oversized landscape mural of the famed Alps for their headboard in their Detroit, Michigan home. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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Originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms
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living mural dwell on design

To celebrate the rich tradition of murals and street art in Los Angeles, a collective of local artists is gathering all weekend long at Dwell on Design 2013 to collaborate on a series of murals honoring this history while incorporating their respective approaches, media, and styles. As the weekend goes on, this "living mural" will evolve and change. The project is hosted by Dropbox Studios, and participating artists include Pablo Sison, Jimi Vieira, Emmeric James Konrad, KC Woolf Haxton, Colette Miller, Miriam Dafford, Maria Greschenko, Peabo De Pabon, Katie Peña, Norman Maxwell, Marcel Blanco, Ernesto Potdevin, Jr. and Jason Fitzmaurice. Here, Greschenko and Sison get started on their contribution to the mural. We'll check back in throughout the weekend to watch the art evolve! For more examples of contemporary murals and street art, as featured in the pages of Dwell, click through the slideshow. And if you're in LA, check out the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for mural artists and offers walking tours that visit some of the hundreds of murals that represent the rich mural culture throughout Los Angeles.

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