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West Hollywood Library Opens with Biggest Shepard Fairey Mural Ever

The new library--dedicated Saturday--has the largest Fairey mural ever on its outside.

Shepard Fairey has thrown up his largest mural ever on the City of West Hollywood's new library.

It's called "West Hollywood Peace Elephant" and is 70 feet by 106 feet.

Fairey says on his website that he paid for the materials and labor himself.

The library is located at 626 N. San Vicente Boulevard and also features another Fairey, inside the complex next to the entrance to the City Council chambers, which are connected to the library.

The library was dedicated Saturday, with much fanfare. Best-selling author Jackie Collins dropped by before an appearance at the West Hollywood book fair.

Exterior murals by Kenny Scharf and Retna (aka Marquis Lewis) are also on the building.

Anna Bogdanovich October 02, 2011 at 08:44 PM
STUNNING! MAGNIFICENT! INSPIRED! I would make a special trip into WEHO just to view this amazing mural. Anna Bogdanovich
Anthea Raymond (Editor) October 03, 2011 at 07:05 PM
@anna please let us know if you go. would love for you to give us your impressions here too.
Regina October 04, 2011 at 03:42 PM
It's too bad that the City of West Hollywood felt the need to tear down it's previous 1962 library by noted architect Edward Fickett, which was a small building adjacent in the park. I think the two libraries could have co-existed very nicely and provided a study in Modern versus Contemporary architecture.

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