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This South L.A. House Has Been Repainted In Full Dodgers Regalia
A house on a residential street in South Los Angeles became the ultimate canvas for artist and Dodger fan Hector “Tetris” Arias this weekend, when Arias transformed the single-story home into one giant Blue Crew art installation.
Arias painted a cartoon mural of Dodger Justin Turner on one side of the house, along with other baseball illustrations, and a blue-painted roof—so the World Series-ed out house would be visible from the air. Arias told KTLA that he "freestyled the whole house,” with the murals taking him about five hours to complete.
Arias got involved with the project after being commissioned by his friend Sonia Ramirez of Alta Mira Realty. The Dodgers-bedecked home is currently unoccupied and slated to be demolished in about a month after it is sold. Ramirez told LAist that her realty firm does a lot of work in the neighborhood. "The idea was in between the time when we acquire a property and it gets torn down or rehabbed, we can do something for the community and create public art," Ramirez said.
"It was just kind of a natural progression. He came out and started doing the pieces, and people have been coming by and taking pictures. We started doing free hot dog giveaways, just so we have a little more of a community sense," she added.
The house is located at 245 W. 65th Street in South Los Angeles. The murals will likely be up for two to three weeks, or potentially longer, according to Ramirez.