Being southern California, I guess they can’t help but be cool. The murals of La Jolla are not the usual offerings of local history or regional boosterism that are found in small towns across this continent.
Artists such as Catherine Opie, John Baldessari and Willian Legman receive commissions to produce artwork that is on view for at least two years. It’s a successful collaboration between the La Jolla Community Foundation and the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, with very generous private funding. (Gotta love that: private money supporting public art.)
Here is a map of the current murals. Take a tour. Any favourites?