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MCA Memorialized by Shepard Fairey on Billboards Around L.A.

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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has been memorialized anew around town, this time by none other than Shepard Fairey. Using a photo by Glen E. Friedman, Fairey created a billboard tribute to the late, great MCA. The one in the photo above is at Santa Monica and Fairfax, and according to Arrested Motion, there's another at Sunset and Las Palmas. The billboards are part of a series of memorials around town:

Shepard was recently asked to participate in a homegrown project to show respect and remembrance to the late Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys, by taking out a few memorial billboards around Los Angeles. Here is Shepard’s contribution that will be featured on 2 billboards for the next couple of weeks - one is on Sunset at Las Palmas and another on Fairfax just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Other memorial billboards are also around town featuring the art of KAVES. Enjoy and RIP MCA.