Tonight I asked my friend Daki, before heading over to his house, “Hey, is there any cool art in your neighborhood I can photograph before I come over? Like a mural or sculpture or something?”
He said, “I don’t really think so Miss Deb. In Montclair? Naaaahhh… ”
“Hey wait.” he added. “There IS something. And it’s actually really cool!!”
Now that is the story of Oakland.
I think anyone in this great city can find an amazing work of art nearly anywhere. It’s all around us. The trick is simply to notice.
And with that being said, here is the “really cool” mural from Montclair…
Artist signs as only “Stefen” with a date of 3/1/99 and a dedication that is no longer legible.
Looks like we’re on a roll… Stay tuned for more murals!
Another cool mural! I like how the dog’s front paws hang off the bottom of the frame. Nice find.
I love that the dedication is worn off. It makes it mysterious!
We live in Montclair and wrote a bit more about this Berkeley muralist and what he painted on Thornhill.
Here’s link to post:
Here’s link to the muralist:
Thanks for the info and links!
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