New Paint!

Phoenix Mural
So this is my new favorite mural in town because it’s just so…Phoenix! The murals have changed and increased so much recently that I no longer even try to keep up with them. But I like to show you every now and then how colorful the streets of Phoenix are. This is by Lalo Cota, JB Snyder, Angel Diaz, Pablo Luna, and Colton Brock. Much as I love this above mural, it was painted over another one of my favorite murals (below), by Lalo Cota:

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This is on Calle 16, one of the “hotspots” for murals~behind, next to, and close to Barrio Cafe, a great Mexican restaurant, the owner of which was the impetus behind all the murals on Calle 16, Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza.

Here is another wall there (Lalo):

Luchadores Mural

And this was what was on it most recently, more luchadores (partially Lalo):

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Another new mural there, by Angel Diaz:

Turt Mural

And previously, on the same wall, also by Angel Diaz:

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And another time, same wall:

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And another wall (partially Lalo):

Mac Mural

This wall, above, is special, in that in 2011, El Mac (Miles Mac), who is an internationally renowned artist and muralist now, came back to Phoenix, where he got his start, and painted this part of the wall:

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Out of respect for him, this part of the wall doesn’t get over-painted although the rest of it changes now and then:

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And here’s a bonus one, down the street a little ways:

16th Street Mural

I do hope that first one gets made into t-shirts, postcards, magazine covers, etc. and brings a lot of cashola to the artists. I’ll buy one.

 

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5 thoughts on “New Paint!

  1. It is your job to keep up with them, Otherwise who else is documenting them! LOL. Kidding, sort of! I can’t believe they don’t mind painting over their work. That is really something!

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  2. An amazing group of murals in your excellent shots. I do hope someone is shooting these in a timeline so there will be a history of murals in the city over a long period of time.

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