POLL: Which Library Mural Is Your Favorite?

Of the three artworks on the parking deck beside the West Hollywood Library, which do you like the most? Cast your vote!

The got a lot of fanfare when they debuted last fall. Now that they have become a part of our everyday landscape, it’s time to weigh in. This week’s Readers' Choice Poll asks you to vote for your favorite.

Is your favorite Shepard Fairey's “Peace Elephant”? The Obama "Hope" poster pioneer brings his signature style to a 70-by-106-foot portion of the library's west parking lot wall. Fairey says peace has been a recurring theme in his art since the Iraq War began.

How about the mural by Kenny Scharf on the north wall, overlooking West Hollywood Park? The Brooklyn-based painter's work depicts a fusion of cartoon characters.

Maybe it's the obscure blue print on the south-facing wall by Los Angeles street artist Marquis Lewis (Retna)? The Los Angeles street artist says his work was based on the Salman Rushdie quote: “Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest of place in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart."

Cast your vote below, then tell us why you voted the way you did in the comment section.

Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Friday. Your Patch editor will determine the winner based on a combination of poll results and the number and enthusiasm of the reader comments. We’ll announce the winner Saturday morning.

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allegra April 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM
That's a very sad fact...and we can't even take them home. One of my two favorites is the Shepard. I love his style! It should have been painted in Council Chambers. There always seems to be an elephant in that room but little peace. I love the simplicity of the Retna and the beauty of the message. I might have changed that message to: “City Council is where I go to explore The highest and lowest place in human society and in the human spirit...”
Ali April 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
If they are temporary, that is a shame. I hope they will be replaced by other murals.
joninla April 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM
They are all awful - so bad that picking the least awful of the three gives them more credit than they are due. A park is supposed to be about grass, trees, urban blight free recreation. Now WeHo Park is just part of the sprawling urban blight, not a small respite for the local residents to enjoy.
Manny April 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM
This poll needs one more choice...."None"
Sam Branco April 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Love Shepard Fairey's work and will commission him on my Wellness Center to open in LA 2012 . . . . keep up the good work SF . . . .


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