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:
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):
And this was what was on it most recently, more luchadores (partially Lalo):
Another new mural there, by Angel Diaz:
And previously, on the same wall, also by Angel Diaz:
And another time, same wall:
And another wall (partially Lalo):
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:
Out of respect for him, this part of the wall doesn’t get over-painted although the rest of it changes now and then:
And here’s a bonus one, down the street a little ways:
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.