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Graff and the City

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The Los Angeles Times reported that "A small band of transit history buffs and graffiti devotees managed Tuesday to stall excavation of the abandoned Pacific Electric subway yard near downtown Los Angeles, the underground center of the city's graffiti culture."

The Pacific Electric subway yard, aka the Belmont tunnel, is one of the most important landmarks for the LA hip hop community and while housing is important, we hope that the city council sees the benefit of having a place for young urban artists to express themselves in that part of town. Real life rarely works out like the movies, though, so we're not holding our breath that this will end like Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo did.

In other graff news, is French graffiti artist extraordinaire, Fafi, in town? The burner you see (photo courtesy of hexod.us) was put up recently on Cesar Chavez Boulevard. Fafi is an amazing artist and often uses brushes instead of spray cans to bomb walls all around the world.

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Several of her pieces have been turned into small high quality figurines and, if you don't want to pay the high price of having them shipped from France, you can probably get a set of them at Kid Robot when it opens on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica this weekend.

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