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Latest in ‘Murals of La Jolla’ series unveiled on Fay Avenue

‘Sexy Cash’ replaces similar, urban art-themed work at the site

‘Sexy Cash’ by Mark Bradford was installed March 2015 as part of the ongoing “Murals of La Jolla” public-art series.
'Sexy Cash' by Mark Bradford was installed March 2015 as part of the ongoing "Murals of La Jolla" public-art series.
Ashley Mackin

‘Sexy Cash’ replaces similar, urban art-themed work at the site

“Sexy Cash,” an abstract work by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford, was installed at 7540 Fay Ave. next to La Jolla Brewing Company and Rubios, March 9, 2015 as part of the Murals of La Jolla public-art project.

The mural pays homage to the housing market crash, during which signs with the words Sexy Cash were placed on telephone poles as part of an informal advertising campaign offering to buy up real estate, according to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, which administers the project. Eighteen murals have been commissioned since 2010 when the La Jolla Community Foundation initiated the public art project.

“Sexy Cash”replaces “Tail Whip” by Gajin Fujita, which was installed in May 2013. This new mural will be featured on the next Murals of La Jolla monthly tour, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 (departing from the Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St.). RSVP: (858) 454-5872.