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Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Presented as part of "The Autograph Book of L.A." exhibition.

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Please Note: Check-in will open on Fifth Street by the courtyards (the Library will be closed to the public). For parking at the Westlawn Garage, there is also an $8 charge and there will be no validation available since the Library will be closed.

Gajin Fujita and Shepard Fairey

In conversation with Josh Kun

ALOUD on CULTURE @ Central Library

“Leaving your name on the wall is a primitive drive—about broadcasting your name and about claiming territory. I was here and this is mine,” writes artist Shepard Fairey in the introduction of The Autograph Book of L.A. This new book, along with an exhibit at Central Library, kicks-off the final installment of a trilogy of special projects curated by Josh Kun—after Songs in the Key of Los Angeles and To Live and Dine in L.A.—surveying the social and cultural history of Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Public Library’s special collections. Join us for a celebration that brings together Fairey and Gajin Fujita—contributors to the book and two of today’s most renowned artists who are also the first artists to re-imagine artwork for the Los Angeles Public Library card. From the ephemeral nature of graffiti to the lasting legacy of cultural artifacts to broader social ideas, this special conversation at Central Library with an introduction by Assistant City Librarian Susan Broman will trace the contours of the autograph and what it means to leave your mark.

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ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' series of bold, powerful programs. See a full event calendar here.

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Where should I park for ALOUD?

We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Please note: there is an $8 charge and there will be no validation available since the Library will be closed. For more information, visit the Library’s website.

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Contact the Public Programs office at programs@lfla.org or by calling 213.292.6254.

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You are welcome to come as a standby guest. Standby numbers are distributed one hour before the program on a first-come, first served basis. Admission is subject to availability.

Reservation policy for Free Programs

As this program is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of each program.

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Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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