Amazing LA Murals

As the city of Los Angeles considers lifting the decade-long ban on murals, we have a gallery of murals that one councilman said could establish the city as the "Mural Capital of the World."

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The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote to lift a decade-long prohibition on paintings displayed on privately owned buildings.
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The council tentatively approved the ordinance, but a 12-3 vote -- with council members Bernard Parks, Paul Koretz and Bob Blumenfield dissenting -- finalized the measure and sent it to Mayor Eric Garcetti for his signature.
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"The city of Los Angeles was known as a place where we supported the arts, where we had free expression on our walls,'' Councilman Jose Huizar has said in urging his colleagues to lift the ban.
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Some Eastside communities in Los Angeles have long embraced mural art. Those murals often depict cultural and historical figures not taught in schools, Councilman Huizar said.
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Councilman Jose Huizar said lifting the ban would re-establish Los Angeles as the "mural capital of the world."
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The ban was originally put in place amid litigation over commercial advertising.
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The ordinance establishes a process for registering new murals, sets fees starting at $60 per mural and imposes restrictions on the size and location of the artwork. It also restricts flashing or changing lights and other moving images on murals.
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Foster the People
A mural, originally painted in January 2014, features the same colorful, surrealist artwork that adorns the cover of the Foster the People's recently released album "Supermodel."
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