The City of Los Angeles is always removing graffiti – and street art. But much of it is not grime – that's maybe be an illusion. The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) was founded 1976 by the muralist Judith F. Baca, painter Christina Schlesinger, and filmmaker Donna Deitch – headquartered at 685 Venice Boulevard, the former Venice Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. But as they say – "SPARC has called Venice home for twenty-five years and has played a big part in making Los Angeles the Mural Capital of the World." And they seem fed up with the City always removing all their murals.
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These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 – the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto. The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.