The Ten Most Instagrammable Pieces Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue

The Ten Most Instagrammable Pieces Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue is world-renowned for many things, including its trendsetting fashion boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants, and the best indie owned and operated shops. It’s also known for its incredible art; the whole street is a gallery!

We’ve found ten Instagram-worthy outdoor art pieces on Melrose. Check them out soon, as you never know when a fresh creation will take their place.

MICHAEL JORDAN @ MELROSE & VISTA

Artist Hashim Lafond took over the Vista Street wall of sports apparel shop Fampion X at 7450 Melrose with a mural featuring Michael Jordan! You can’t celebrate basketball’s best with just one, so head over to check out the second image. #hashimlafond #michaeljordan #michaelonmelrose #melroseavela #streetart

 

PUNK ME TENDER @ MELROSE & CURSON

Behind the building that houses Painted Woman (7580 Melrose) is one of Punk Me Tender’s iconic butterfly woman images. Part of a mural that extends down the wall, this end piece is a stand-alone beauty. #punkmetender #butterfly #graffitiporn #melroseavela #streetart

 

WILFRED LIMONIOUS @ MELROSE & SPAULDING

To highlight one good reason to learn about Jamaican artist Wilfred Limonious, HVW8 Gallery put one of his colorful pieces on the wall at 661. No. Spalding. Check out the full exhibition before it heads to Berlin. #limonious #hvw8gallery #dancehallart #melroseavela #streetart

 

BILLIE JEAN KING @ 7769 MELROSE

There’s a lot going on in the parking lot next to 7769 (between Ogden & Genesee) and the art turns over quickly so it’s worth making a note to stop by every couple of weeks. This recent addition is part of artist Meg Zany’s national Courage Has No Gender campaign.  #megzany #billiejeanking #couragehasnogender #melroseavela #streetart

 

THE MELROSE WINGS @ 7769 MELROSE

Representing love, peace, kindness, compassion and hope, artist Colette Miler has painted angel wings all over the world. This might be the most-photographed piece of art on the block. #colettemiller #angelwings #love #melroseavela #streetart

 

WALKER/PREECE COLLAB @ 7769 MELROSE

Famed L.A. streets artists Sebastien Walker and Love Annie (Annie Preece) collaborated on this fever dream of a mural in the alley. Even though it’s about four years old, the colors are still as vibrant as the fantastic characters.  #sebastienwalker #loveannie #mural #melroseavela #streetart

 

DMIR WORLD WORD ART @ 7769 MELROSE

From San Francisco to Lisbon, the mysterious world traveling artist dmir has made this confusing request. They left their mark on Melrose and absolutely no one has passed wall without posting a photo.  #dmirworld #wordart #messagemural #melroseavela #streetart

 

KOBE BRYANT @ 7725 MELROSE

Composed of 413 triangles to represent the date of Kobe’s last game with the Lakers (April 13, 2016), artist JC Ro left a most exciting tribute to our hometown great  on the Shoe Palace wall. #kobebryant #lalakers #mambaonmelrose #melroseavela #streetart

 

LOVE PULLS US BACK TOGETHER @ MELROSE & SPAUDLING

Internationally recognized for his simple line characters who illustrate ideals of love, peace, and equality, Kai’s contribution to Melrose is this mural inspired by Nelson Mandela’s quote “No one is born to hate… for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite.” #kaiaspire #love #aspire #melroseavela #streetart

 

WILD THINGS @ MELROSE & STANLEY

One of the most delightful murals rests on the wall at 7629 Melrose. Depicting beloved characters Max, Carol, and Judith from the children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, the PDB crew created an enduring piece of art.  #wherethewildthingsare #PBD #mauricesendak #melroseavela #streetart

 

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.