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  • Here are the top 21 pieces, as selected by our resident graffiti enthusiast Jake Dobkin, and as shot by him and Lord Jim, the great L.A. street art photographer.
  • We polled the LA graffiti community for a list of the most interesting pieces put up in the last year. Here is the list they gave us. For alternate opinions, most with a less local focus, check out the lists at Unurth, BSA, and Street Spot. From the year in Street Art on LAist - Street Art: The Unwhitewashed Version (Dec. 10, 2010) - MOCA Announces Street Art Show, Whitewashes Mural it Commissioned (Dec. 10,...
  • We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Dewars Repeal Day, because you shouldn't take the right to have a drink for granted. Go Eight, a banging Hanukkah party tomorrow night at the Echo Plex. Mazel Tov! The Sasquatch Gang a comedy from the guys who brought you Napoleon Dynamite. Love is a Mix Tape, Rob Sheffield's book about women, music, and love. Busted Tees, where they've got naughty...
  • We can't stop-- we won't stop posting these Banksy pieces. This one was on Beverly, and was sent in by Abram Makowka. Thanks, buddy! Is that it, or do more remain out there somewhere?...
  • A couple of more Banksy sightings in LA-- the top one was sent in by graf fan James Vogel-- we think it's from somewhere over by Beverly. The bottom one is definitely on Beverly-- very close to another Banksy stencil of a woman that we couldn't get a good shot of. If you happen to snap one, please send us a link or email the picture!...
  • Looks like the justifiably famous British graffiti artist Banksy has recently been visiting our fair city-- we spotted these three rats on Melrose a few blocks north of Fairfax. You may remember Banksy from his world-reknown punking of three New York museums-- check out more of his art at his website, or at Streetsy. Have you seen Banksy anywhere else around town? We'd love to take some more pictures. [Note: the correct spelling of Banksy's...
  • A couple of announcements regarding the site: 1. LAist has now completed the migration to MovableType 3x, so please let us know if you see any lingering problems, particularly with commenting. The site is also living on a new, dedicated server, so hopefully that will result in better performance and speed for the site. If you are noticing strange page loads, shoot us a note with the browser you are using, and we'll try...

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