City Paint 2 – 27th Street Gallery

On the corner of 2700 South and West Temple, in Salt Lake City, one can find the 27th Street Gallery.  Their parking lot is separated from the neighborhood by a four to five foot wall that runs the entire length of the parking lot.  It appears that the gallery sponsored a street-art exhibition with the Univeristy of Utah in 2011 and donated their parking-lot wall to be used as the canvas.  I’m not an art historian, but my daughter-in-law has a degree in the subject and shared with me that these renderings are of renowned works…but with a little something missing…something left-out of the works, apparentl,y so as not to infringe upon copyright holdings…or something of the sort.  Or maybe it’s so that the murals can be back-drops for portraits, as you might notice a painted set of foot-prints near the bottom of several of the pictures…where one might stand to be the focus of the mural and have their photo taken…maybe.

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25 responses

  1. Lots of Van Gogh in that one. Starry night maybe?

    March 30, 2012 at 6:48 am

    • That’s what I’m told, Allen…. The others are by different artists, but yes, that one is Starry Night, by Van Gogh.

      March 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

  2. The Scream definitely seems to be absent in the third from the bottom.. These are amazing. Well capture Scott. 🙂

    March 30, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • Yes, Chillbrook…I believe there’s a set of foot-prints there so we can stand and scream ourselves if we want to. 🙂

      Thank you.

      March 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

  3. This is a wonderful selection, Scott. It certainly is a cheery way to add personality to a city’s facade.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • Yes, it is, Marcy…thank you. 🙂

      March 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

  4. I wanted to share this blog with you. Leanne is a photographer in Melbourne. She recently did a post on city graffiti too!

    http://leannecolephotography.com/2012/03/29/photographing-things-to-be-considered-art/

    March 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

    • Thank you, Bonnie…did you mention my blog to her? Seems she visited me yesterday and I just now, literally just now, finished browsing her blog!! Thank you for your thoughts…and for the introduction and link. 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

      • Yes I did!

        March 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

        • Well, thank you, Bonnie…very nice share. She has an excellent site…spent several minutes visiting, browsing her work. Thank you again. 🙂

          March 31, 2012 at 7:36 am

  5. A Starry Night – one of my favourites by Van Gogh – missing the clouds though! And The Scream, too – missing the screaming guy! Creatively awesome. 😀

    March 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

    • Thank you, Eve…I thought it was pretty awesome, too…just driving down the road one day and saw it there. 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  6. Superb art – I can spot three – but don’t ask me to name the original artists/titles apart from The Scream.

    March 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • I thought it was pretty cool, Andy…and aside from the very first photo, if you just hover your mouse pointer over the pictures without clicking on them, the name of the picture and artist will show for you. The only ones I knew were Starry Night and The Scream…my daughter-in-law helped with all the details. 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  7. This in a city? Looks colorful. And a wonderful experience too for onlookers as well as artists.
    And not forgetting the readers.

    I have been missing your blog posts for sometime now. I do not know why it stopped showing up on my mail. 😦

    April 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

    • Yes, Pattu…it’s a less crowded part of the city, but it’s just down the road a bit…easy to see when passing in our cars.

      I don’t know what has happened to my posts not getting to you. You are the only person to mention this…. Maybe you could “un-subscribe” and then go back to the blog and hit “follow” again.

      I am glad you’re here. 🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 10:09 am

      • Yes, I think I may have to do that.Missed your posts.

        April 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

        • I look forward to your company, Pattu. 🙂

          April 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

  8. Scott,
    I have pressed this to my blog friends.:-)

    April 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    • I saw that you did, Pattu. Thank you. 🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

  9. Wow, how unusual. And I recognized several of the paintings so I learned something in all those art history classes. What a unique and original idea for murals.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    • I thought it was rather original, too, Candace…nice collaboration with the univeristy to get that done…and it was kind of tucked-away, but still right there along the side of the road. Thank you for visiting…and for your comment, too. 🙂

      April 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

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