Street art murals of 2015/16 on walls or trucks around NYC. I have painted a lot of Frida Kahlo themes in this period.
scenic mural Coney Island boardwalk
The Coney Island boardwalk scene was a special project produced by Spaeth Design for Junior’s cheesecake and restaurant. To be mounted at their new location in Boca Raton FL.
The layout and combination of details was designed by Spaeth staff, I painted the mural with some assistance of Spaeth painters.
Acrylic, glazes on canvas. 7.5ft x 25 ft
Frida and Diego mural
To complete the Frida Kahlo theme and collection I wanted to paint a few portraits or scenes where Frida and Diego are together.
They needed each other and regardless of the tumultuous relationship could not do without each other.
This large painting is on an art truck, (“acrylic on truck”), often parked in Williamsburg BK on Bedford Avenue on the North Side.
I chose the Industry mural theme for Diego as the backdrop because as a communist he stood up for the people, worker rights, and he appreciated the development of the job industry even though he struggled with the capitalist market aspect. The DIA Detroit Institute of Art director did have major objections when Diego painted the factory workers on theses fresco murals, glorifying the work force.
I also love that the Diego mural represents the world’s first car assembly line built and designed in Detroit, Edsel and Henry Ford.