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Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks
Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks

I don't know whether art can salve recent violent faceoffs around the world coupled with the horrifying sight of crashed airplanes, but it's worth a try. I found two new go-to places for hope not far from each other on L.A.'s Miracle Mile. The first is a brave new world mural on the side of the Line Hotel in Koreatown created by Shepard Fairey, he of the Obama poster fame. The "Peace Tree Mural" covers a towering recessed wall at the 3515 Wilshire Blvd. hotel partly owned by Korean barbecue chef Roy Choi. (It's best viewed if you are heading west on Wilshire.) The black, red and off-white image features a tree trunk that gives way to leaves and a huge...

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