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Porn Star Kylie Ireland is Graffiti Artist DeeKay

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A piece by DeeKay/Photo by i_hate_my_screen_name via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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Street artist DeeKay, who's been gaining attention around town for her pieces featuring sexy women, recently revealed her identity, reports street art blog Melrose and Fairfax -- she's porn star Kylie Ireland. Melrose and Fairfax had been posting photos of Ireland's art for several weeks before figuring out her identity.

Ireland, who spent years photographing old motel signs to catalog deterioration and urban decay prior to her foray into graffiti, wrote on her blog about her decision to come out of the street art closet:

I had originally wanted to keep the art of DeeKay (a play on the urban ‘decay’ I photographed and the ‘K’ from my name) separate from Kylie Ireland the porn star…but it occurred to me if I mixed sexy pastes and spray stencils of ‘Kylie’ with the old signs - I started with arrows - it became a fun, naughty new bit of street art that encompassed everything about me… it also made my art more striking and noticeable... It will be interesting to see where this new direction takes me.