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Exclusive: The Beverly Center’s LA-Inspired Murals Are Ready to Be ’Grammed

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If you're simultaneously seeking refuge from the heat and cool backdrops for your next #ootd shoot, make your way to the Beverly Center. The popular shopping center just unveiled those LA-inspired murals as part of its $500 million renovations.

Curated by Jenelle Porter in association with Westwood's Hammer Museum, the installations include photographer Catherine Opie's seaside scenes on the mall's street-level pedestrian walkway, colorful coyotes and more cute creatures by graphic designer Geoff McFetridge (located on level 7), Dave Muller's whimsical illustrations inspired by LA landmarks (located on level 6), and sculptural seating by designer Karen Kimmel.

As mentioned, the temporary artistic upgrades will complement the luxe shopping center's fashionable facelift, which will make the first level more accessible by "connecting it directly into the fabric of the city," explains William Taubman, COO of Taubman Centers.

The redo will also bring "extensive skylighting throughout the center which brings the outdoors inside," high-tech parking, a celebrity chef-driven dining hall, drought-resistant landscaping, panoramic views, and more, all set to be unveiled winter 2018.

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 854-0070 Visit Website