Photos by Howard Dyckoff
There's a lot more vibrant color outside the Oakland Museum.
Oak Plaza, on Oak between Tenth and Eleventh Streets, is OMCA's main entrance and has a lot of concrete in need of decoration. The Oakland Standard - the museum's project arm for bringing in more contemporary art - commissioned a Grafiti Mural and called the event "Living Cncrete" on Saturday, January 21..
The mural was painted by four Oakland graffiti artists - Ras Terms, Safety First, Resta, and Tecka - using traditional graffiti style and a combination of brush and aerosol pain. DJ Music entertained the artists and the public as the mural was completed. These pictures were taken at the mid-point, as the design coalesed.
The full size slides are available here.
The Oakland Standard is produced in Oakland and id supported by The James Irvine Foundation.