WHAT: Street artist, Elle, has created an original and striking art installation inside Sunset Marquis Hotel. Elle’s mural is part of the world’s largest global street art and human rights campaign “Education is Not a Crime,” in which renowned street artists from around the world create public works that raise awareness about education apartheid by Iran’s government against tens of thousands of Baha’is, and send messages of hope to those affected.
The installation is also the first of Sunset Marquis’ efforts to collaborate with street artists from around the globe, creating original art that adorns the walls of this legendary hotel (other artists to be announced in the coming weeks). These interior murals provide hotel guests and Angelenos with Instagrammable moments throughout the hotel that not only make for social media-worthy photography but also share a meaningful message.
WHO: Elle is a female graffiti and street artist turned muralist from New York, and currently based between NYC, LA, and Melbourne Australia. She is noteworthy for her use of diverse media on the streets including bus shelter ad replacements and fire extinguishers. Elle’s work has received recognition from the likes of Vogue, V Magazine, and Vice, among others. She has collaborated with Reebok and together they will release a capsule collection in 2017. Her work has been published in the following books: “Surface;” by Soren Starbird, “Outdoor Gallery”; by Yoav Litvin, “The Art of Spra”; by Lori Zimmer, “The Wynwood Coloring book” by Diego Orlandini, & ;”In Heroes we Trust” by Neely, and “Street Art Today – The 50 most influential street artists,”; and “Women Street Artists, the Complete Guide;” by Ian Castello.