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.

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.

Full Story: Barry Shy's Very Furry Vision of Downtown's Future

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