Photos by George Lipp and text by Jamie Goldberg
Posted January 24, 2012
The Mission is full of Murals – some temporary, artistic creations that will be replaced with new innovative visions, others iconic, pieces of art that have become emblems of the Mission.
George Lipp, a writer and photographer living in the Mission, found himself drawn to them; their play with existing structures; their stories.
“They are one place where all walks of life meet with one common objective – to create art,” he said.
Five years ago, Lipp started to photograph street art, recognizing the temporary life of so many of the murals and hoping to “record this changing show.” As he wandered the corridors of the Mission, he realized the massiveness of the project.
Mission Loc@l has compiled his collection of photographs into a slideshow showing the locations of the murals. We do not claim to have recorded every mural in the Mission and have included both current murals and some that have been retired.
That’s where you come in. We want to you to tell us, which murals have been retired, artists’ names – even for those unsigned.
If you know something about a mural’s story we’ll add that and credit you however you’d like.
If you have your own photographs of murals we’ve missed please send them.
You can post information in the comments section or you can send it to us with a subject line MURALS to firstname.lastname@example.org.