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LACMA to the Streets ~ Comparing the Classics With LA’s Urban Arts

LACMA recently did something we wish all museums worldwide would do-- create an image bank of their works for websites to use. Spreading the amazing art worldwide through the internet is a wonderful thing. We hope you'll see these images and be inspired to create your own art, go to LACMA to view them in person, or use them in your own projects. Thank you, LACMA. We picked a few images from the collection that resonate with some of LA's current urban artists. Check it out...

Turkey, 15th Century tile detail.


Egypt, 15th Century. Islamic Art collection.

RETNA (photo by Yuri Hasegawa)

Elongated Daoist Immortal, Mid 19th Century. 19th Century.


Wood inlaid with ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ebony, and bone. Circa 1640. Islamic Art collection.

Chase, Los Angeles

Man with a Horse in a Naiskos. South Italy, 320 B.C.

Nomadé (images from

Virgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe), Manuel de Arellano, 1691

Virgen de Guadalupe, Lincoln Heights

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