Found Objects: Long Beach Street Art

March 12, 2015

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Oh, Long Beach. How I love your eclectic style! Whether found while driving on one of the city’s busiest streets or while passing through the East Village Arts District happenstance, these murals each made me feel something.

See more of these eye-popping pieces up close after the jump, and maybe you’ll feel something, too!

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If you saw my “Werk of Art” Outfit of the Day, then this mural of Hedy Lamarr should ring a bell. What a lovely tribute to the late actor and inventor. The fluidity of the vibrant, cosmic background contrasts wonderfully with the geometric patterns framing Hedy’s head. Admittedly, I’m not too familiar with her, but it makes me want to dig a little deeper. Plus, it has a certain “girl power” vibe that is quite fitting for this Women’s History Month.

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All eyes on me. Tupac. Though I’m pretty sure that’s not what the artist was going for. This piece of eye candy winked at me one day while checking out a nearby thrift shop. I like the fact that even though this mural is nestled in an alleyway beneath garbage bins, it can be viewed as a thing of beauty. But, hey, beauty is in the eye of the beholder (sorry, absolutely had to make use of that pun).

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Now, this one right here is just downright random. I have no idea who the subject of this piece is. But if you stare at it long enough, its sheer unusualness starts to grow on you. Let a sister know, if you can identify who this is. Inquiring minds wanna know.

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