The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
After my article earlier in this week, Warren Brand -- the curator of the the Branded Arts Building, the foremost mural mecca in Los Angeles -- contacted me to let me know that the Branded Arts Building is slated to come down next week at the end of October. Brand writes, "Hey Justin, I saw your recent article. The building is set for demo next week. They will be building a perimeter construction wall and start bulldozing our beloved murals."
However, Brand also shared his plans for saving the murals: "In regards to the art that was removed, I had the art professionally removed prior to the scheduled demo. I recently had a meeting with the art dept head, principal, and super intentent of Culver City High School. We have been given the green light to effectively repurpose and install these art works for permanent display at the school."
Brand is documenting the whole process. "For the demo we are renting Phantom cameras to film the whole thing in high speed and super slow motion. I just launched the trailer for our Branded Arts Documentary. Please support and share! We have interviews with the building owner, the principal from the school next door, city officials, dozens of CC residents, and of course the artists." As the trailer says, the movie will be a chance to "pay homage to this inspiring community monument and one spectacular ride." Well said.
Check out a trailer for the documentary HERE. It features great footage of the artists at work, including
Yeah, that's one half of Herakut there at the end...