Beverly Center's New Mural Is A Woman Exposing Herself
On the corner of La Cienega and Third, there is now a mural of a woman in a blue dress, with her back to the viewer, seemingly flashing the world—or at least whoever is inside the Beverly Center. If there were any doubts as to whether or not that's what's happening in the image, the title of the mural is "Girl Lifting Skirt 2."
The release states that McFetridge's 2011 mural was selected because it is "slyly provocative, and evokes the open and civic spirit of Beverly Center's reimagining—itself, a kind of lifting of skirts."
"Girl Lifting Skirt 2" is only one of several planned murals that building owners Taubman Centers plan to install throughout construction. The pieces are curated by Jenelle Porter, in association with Hammer Museum, and will pop up through mid-October. They include Julian Hoeber's "Artist and Models," Karen Kimmel's "Stay," "Sharon Lockhart's "Stanley 'Tom' Durrell, Tinsmith," and Catherine Opie's "Untitled (Beach Day $2 and Hands on Boards)."
A previous version of this story said that McFetridge had deviated from plans to do a mural involving coyotes. McFetridge had, indeed, completed a mural of coyotes earlier in the summer. He created both the coyote mural and "Girl Lifting Skirt 2."