Monday, March 27

Written on the Walls: Los Angeles street art illustrates history of political resistance

The "Not Our President" mural is painted on the front entrance of The Smell, a music venue in downtown Los Angeles. Owner Jim Smith commissioned artist Sean Solomon to create the design, which Solomon completed in November. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

The "Not Our President" mural is painted on the front entrance of The Smell, a music venue in downtown Los Angeles. Owner Jim Smith commissioned artist Sean Solomon to create the design, which Solomon completed in November. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

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Political street art has become an outlet for advocacy among Los Angeles artists after the presidential election. Street art has a long history in the city’s urban culture; several LA streets feature murals with messages.


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The Chainsmokers, pictured at the Hollywood Palladium, may be considered the Nickelback of EDM, but countless other artists strive to innovate in their music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

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Beyoncé’s music and performances go beyond entertainment into the realm of generating wider dialogues. (Creative Commons photo by Rocbeyonce via Wikimedia Commons)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Chance the Rapper performed at 2014's Bruin Bash. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Chance the Rapper performed at 2014's Bruin Bash. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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(Harish Balasubramani/Illustrations director)
(Harish Balasubramani/Illustrations director)

(Angie Wang/News editor)
(Angie Wang/News editor)


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