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Beverly Center's New Mural Is A Woman Exposing Herself

Girl Lifting Skirt 2 by Geoff McFetridge, now hanging outside of the Beverly Center. (Photo courtesy of the Beverly Center)
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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 mural is 70 feet tall, and comes form artist Geoff McFetridge, according to a release. The mural is covering the shopping center as it undergoes its massive, $500 million makeover.

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."

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"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."

Related: Photos: New Art Installations Go Up In The Beverly Center

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