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A Weekend of Italian Graffiti Artists

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This past week, an international exchange called LA Goldrush brought graffiti artists from Italy to Los Angeles. Now in it's second year, organizers Raptuz (Milan) and Man One/Crewest Gallery (Los Angeles) created a series of events throughout the city, one that many witnessed on Winston St. at the Downtown Art Walk on Thursday.

Over the weekend, the artists hit two spots. On Friday and Saturday, they created permanent murals at The Hollywood condo development near Hollywood and Highland. On Sunday, they visited the Venice Walls. LAist photographer Tom Andrews spent some time with the visiting artists in both locations and documented what happened: