Jun 212021
 

Eye of the Storm, a mural by artist Ricky Watts, was created for 2015’s (and the first) SHINE Mural Festival. For more work by Ricky Watts check out his website and Instagram.

Jun 182021
 

Where the Bloom Begins, created by artist Jabari Reed-Diop, aka iBOMS, for the 2020 SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tonight (6/18/21), iBOMS’ first solo exhibition, Be Kind To Yourself, Young Man, opens at D Gallerie in St. Pete. You can also check out his work on Instagram.

Jun 032021
 

Barbara Kruger designed this mural, Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) for the High Line in 2016. It is based on the quote “Blind idealism is reactionary” by Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and political philosopher Frantz Fanon.

From the High Line website-

The original statement by Fanon, “Blind idealism is reactionary,” suggests that political and religious convictions stem from the situations from which they grow, not from the inherent nature of individual human beings. According to Kruger, the work reflects “how we are to one another” within “the days and nights that construct us.” These texts, along with Kruger’s own writings, resonate with particular potency in today’s political climate.

For more on this work at the time it was made, check out this interview with Kruger by The Intelligencer at New York Magazine.

Aug 042020
 

Happy Birthday to Dolores del Río!

This beautiful mural of the Mexican actress, by Alfredo de Batuc, is located on a side street off of Hollywood Blvd and includes scenes from several of her films. Her career spanned more than 50 years and she is regarded as the first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood. Her film career began in 1925 and her last film appearance was in 1978. She passed away in 1983.

May 192020
 

Happy Birthday Joey Ramone!

For more of Solus Art’s work, check out his website and Instagram

For more of John Matos work, check out his website