Friday, October 7, 2016

Brandelli's Brig mural

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Arthur Mortimer, 1973. 26 Sep 2016.

The photo above is of the Brandelli's Brig mural in Venice, California. This was made by Arthur Mortimer in 1973. It is nice to see the mix of old and new murals in Venice. According to the artist's website, the mural was "part of a countywide mural project sponsored by Los Angeles County in 1973." Pictured above are Betty and Babe Brandelli, the owners of the Brig bar.

A fascinating collection of LA mural history can be viewed in the University of Southern California's Digital Library, in the Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.

A few more from Venice are included below:
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Alex Yanes. 26 Sep 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Vhils, Venice, CA. 
The mural above is made by deconstructing the paint and wall in the signature style by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils.

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