This mural (above) by Lalo Cota on Roosevelt Row looked like this until recently:
He revamped it. I have to admit, I didn’t recognize the stereo as one of his trademark skulls on the original mural. A recent article in the Arizona Republic stated that Lalo Cota~whose numerous murals I have blogged about many times here~is the “official artist of Phoenix.” I concur, I love his work.
Just a few feet away is this interesting mural by Abrocreative/Soldierleisure.
It is on the side of MonOrchid, which is the building with the birds (by Brian Boner) on it that I have shown before.
And so is this geometric mural:
Across the alley, the geometric theme is repeated.
I also saw this same pattern on a coffeehouse a couple blocks away but I don’t know who the artist is (yet). *Update~see helpful comment below~JB Snyder is the artist.
Across the street from MonOrchid, on the back of an apartment building, Holgas, home to several well-known local artists through the years, is another mural by Abrocreative/Soldierleisure:
Apparently, another artist named Comer has overpainted some of it.
And finally, on the side of the building where the first mural is, there is a new one on the previously red wall that covered one of the Pabst commercial murals from a year and a half ago:
Gotta say, I don’t love it…maybe it could have been a little more attractive. But there’s a big expanse of empty red wall here so I’m thinking there is more to come…
*Update: this was a wheatpaste by Jetsonorama; however, it has now been removed and the building painted green, new business. Sadly, though, the boombox in the first photo was also overpainted green 😦 I never like to see Lalo’s stuff come down.