The Urban Jungle, Expressed Literally Through Art

Los Angeles developer Barry Shy commissioned a muralist to paint an "urban jungle" in the lobby of his new residential high-rise. He got lions and waterfalls snuggled up against the downtown LA skyline.
May 4, 2010, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Each lion in the mural is evidently the embodiment of one of the developer's buildings.

Curbed LA caught up with Shy:"According to the developer, the first draft the artist turned in was a little disappointing. "It was ok, but it seemed too realistic, I wanted it to be futuristic.. so we figured we'll bring in the waterfalls," said Shy, who paid $10,000 for the mural."

Pictures over at Curbed.

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Published on Monday, May 10, 2010 in Curbed
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