Here are some shots from my last Art Murmur back in March. Yes, March. I know. I’m lame.
In any case, this weekend is a big one for ART. Art Murmur, East Bay Open Studios, the Temescal Art Hop and more… Maybe I can redeem myself by cramming! And actually tending to this blog for a bit.
We came upon this gorgeous mural somewhere on 26th street. I think we were next to Uptown Body & Fender, or maybe this was part of Uptown Body & Fender… I’m not quite sure. But there was this incredible mural, which looks to me like a collaborative effort. I recognize the work of thomas christopher haag (I have shots of some of his other murals I’ve yet to post). I love his fantastical creatures and use of geometric building blocks that remind me of Chuck Close crossed with Piet Mondrian. Or something like that.
I love the diá de los muertos skull above, and the incredible four-eyed face below. I’m too square to read the tags on the mural, so if anyone knows who else contributed to this, please send some info…
Then of course there were the fancy cars…
And a nice Eddie Colla piece I hadn’t seen before.
And lastly, the preamble from the Declaration of Independence, which begins, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”
And ends with “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”