Saturday, December 24, 2016

Murals in Venice, California

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Jonas Never, Venice, California.

Rainy winter weather in Virginia has me thinking of California. Soon enough, I'll be back out there in January once again. Here is another selection of street art shots taken during our September trip. I previously posted photos from Mar Vista, Venice Boulevard and Santa Monica back in September. The photos in this set were taken during the same day, as part of a long walk. The first four photos in this set are large murals by Jonas Never.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Jonas Never. Venice, California.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Jonas Never. Venice, California.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Jonas Never. Z Boys, Playa Vista.
The fourth photo above technically isn't in Venice, but shows the legendary Z Boys of Venice. Their story can be seen in the documentary Dogtown and Z Boys and film The Lords of Dogtown.

The next photos in this set are murals by artist Rip Cronk. His homage to Van Gogh's Starry Night was painted in 1990 at Venice Beach.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Rip Cronk. Homage to Starry Night.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Rip Cronk. Venice Kinesis.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Rip Cronk. Venice Kinesis.
There's so much detail in Rip Cronk's Venice Kinesis mural. In the center of the mural he's taken Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" as a reimagined California girl at Venice Beach.

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