Archive for December 19, 2013

City Paint 16 – Utah Arts Alliance Legends Mural

If you remember the City Paint post about the Urban Jungle, you might recall that I mentioned that I was allowed access to the property by “someone nearby;” this happened to be the staff at the Utah Arts Alliance (UAA).  Before I ventured over to make the photos of the jungle scene on the adjacent lot, I took advantage of the opportunity to capture some photos of the murals that the UAA had on the side of their building.

Utah Arts Alliance

I couldn’t find any artist information for the next two panels.  They measure somewhere around 10 x 10 feet square and are on the building just to the left of the above image.

Utah Arts Alliance woman image

This next one looks like it belongs in a gallery somewhere…can you imagine creating it on the side of a building and then leaving it out in the elements of the weather?

Utah Arts Alliance abstract people

I didn’t speak with the arts alliance staff about the following gallery, so I don’t know if they’ve even properly titled it, but I refer to it as the “Legends” mural because of the status of the personalities shown…they are singers, composers, actors, philosophers, authors, scientists, and even social activists.  The mural was painted by a street art duo known as Weird Chief.  If you’d like, you can click on their highlighted name and be taken to their web-site to read their bios and see more of their work.

Here’s another gallery of some close-up images of the mural –

And lastly, this is what the mural looks like complete…minus the “far right” panel that is actually on a smaller segment of adjoining wall that is just off-frame to the right.

Utah Arts Alliance Legends mural complete

If you’d like to see more examples of Salt Lake City’s street and building art as I’ve presented them in this City Paint series, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Street Art – Graffiti” category to be taken to a continuous feed of the earlier posts.  

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