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East Los Angeles

is awash in public art

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

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Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

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Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

X Games

hopes to go out with a bang in Austin, Texas

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

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Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Tokyo 2020

may feature skateboarding and surfing, among other new sports

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Board on Saturday

Kevin Romar plays SKATE

and then something kind of crazy happens

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Theotis Beasley

is a rock star, even in an industrial park

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

OffSCenter with Reese Waters

talks to The Undefeated

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Jon B and Klay Thompson

are long-lost brothers. They need to meet.

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Daily Dose: 6/3/16

It’s official: Prince died of a drug overdose

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Daily Dose: 6/2/16

Steroids. Pandas. NBA Finals.

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

NBA

Shaquille O’Neal

is apparently still fooling folks with goofy masks

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

The Tulsa Race Riot

Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Adebayo Akinfenwa

is that dude, in case you didn’t know

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Pusha T

is having a big week. The Virginia legend can’t lose

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Daily Dose: 6/1/16

The Mediterranean refugee death toll continues to rise

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

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If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.

Daily Dose: 5/31/16

Kevin Durant: Will he stay or will he go?

7:00 AMThis week, I took a trip to East Los Angeles to shop for vinyl and, more importantly, found art to look at. I stopped into a little shop called Maintain where they sold art as well as supplies and clothes. There, I talked to the artist on duty who pointed me to a couple different walls around Northeast Los Angles, where its heavy Hispanic population is most certainly active in the art community.

Here’s a mural on the side of the building, where there’s also a barbershop. If you look closely, you’ll see the name of the store in one of the characters.

View this post on Instagram

#maintain

A post shared by Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) on

Here’s the backside of a restaurant called La Abeja (The Bee). This is technically not a legal wall, but on the far left (not visible in the photo), the artists did include the name of the restaurant as part of the mural.

IMG_1146-2

Here are a couple more shots from around random parking lots and murals, many legal.

IMG_1152

IMG_1150

IMG_1148

If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you get out of your car and walk around. There’s plenty to look at.