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Although Beverly Center's fashionable facelift officially arrives in late 2018, it's making sure it looks just as stylish mid-makeover. The popular mall exclusively tells us that it's partnering with the Hammer Museum for a cool art program that'll transform its walls into a contemporary gallery of sorts.
Led by curator Jenelle Porter, the installation will feature massive works by a handful of contemporary LA artists and will "[reflect] the multicultural and multigenerational fabric of Los Angeles." Local talents Dave Muller (known for his multimedia pieces and acrylic paintings) and Geoff McFetridge (a graphic designer and animator who's collabed with Nike) are just two of the participants, and more names will be announced soon.
Muller will take over level 6 for his 800-foot mural, which will depict LA's most celebrated features, from "floral and fauna local to the Los Angeles flats and foothills," the Watts Towers, the Hollywood sign, and more. McFetridge's 1,000-square-foot piece will deck out level 7 with a "mythical and mystic narrative native animal," aka the coyote.
We're told installation kicks off today and will be unveiled around mid-July; stay tuned for more.