Abbot-Kinney Street Art … Venice Beach, Los Angeles

This image of a woman’s face is in an of itself not a remarkable image, and such subject matter and high-contrast portraits are so common to street art so as to scarcely give it further thought.

But this artwork is unusual in its use of materials and aesthetic. Look closely and the viewer will notice that it is neither painting, stencil nor wheat-pasted print. The image as been created by cutting out pieces of the wall’s plaster-like layer to expense sections of brick underneath. Clever.

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