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Monday, May 17, 2010

VALLEY GRAFFITI ARTIST RAUL CAMPO WORKS IN LA ARTS DISTRICT

Graffiti Artist Raul Campo - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010
Paints of Raul Campo 2010
Communal Graffiti Mural LA Arts District - Photo for the Archives of the Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010 by Gerald Fecht
Graffit Artists Resting - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010

Artist at Work on Graffiti Mural - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010 by Gerald Fecht

Young Raul Campo was born in the Republic of Chile and has been a part of Los Angeles since his parents came here when he was seven. We encountered Raul at work on a major graffiti mural project in the Los Angeles Arts District, near Cafe Metropol this weekend. The building's owner knows good public art when he sees it, and he makes a handsome profit by renting out his building as a motion picture location as well.
Here's hoping that the public will recognize the importance of San Fernando Valley raised Raul Campos and that he survives to create a lifetime of art despite trying to get his start in a downsizing economy.

PS - There is a big, big difference between respected graffiti art and the vandalism of gang-related tagging.

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