City Paint 17 – Gallenson’s Gun-shop Elk Mural

I found this mural “under construction” back in April or May of 2013 and have been driving past it a couple of times a month since, hoping to find the parking lot unoccupied and the building not drenched in overly bright sunlight.  Finally, last weekend, I happened to find the mural with both of those conditions met, so here it is.  I’m not sure who the artist is, but it is probably the same one who created the mural in City Paint 9 – Oriental Furniture, as the style seems to be a dead-match.  You might remember Gallenson’s Gun-shop from the Five on Five western mural that I featured in City Paint – 6 through 6.5. That mural is located to the far left of this one on the perpendicular wall at the south end of the rear parking lot.  Anyway, here it is…rather busy for the eyes, but it’s pretty awesome at the same time.

And remember, you can click on any image to be taken to a gallery where you can view each photo in greater detail…and if you’d like to see more posts on Salt Lake City’s street art, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Street Art – Graffiti under the categories widget.


12 responses

  1. Amazing artwork!

    January 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    • Indeed, it is, Laura….

      January 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  2. Very nice.

    . . . Strange that he painted the “reserved parking” sign quasi-realistic; they are a marked contrast to the rest of the mural. Probably some ordinance or other determines what they should look like.

    January 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    • Yes, Emilio…some ordinance or other.

      I’m not much of a photo-shop artist, so while I can wait for there to be no cars in the parking lot, I can’t do much about removing the handicapped parking signs from in front of the elk…..

      January 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      • You mean . . . those aren’t . . . I mean . . .

        I thought them were painted on the wall!.

        Hmmm . . .nah, too overdone; maybe I’m losing my knack for jokes. Maybe I never had it.

        January 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  3. Generally not big on gun shops, but I really love the street art. It was really worth the wait until the conditions were perfect for the photo.

    January 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoy the street-art, Charlie…and I’m glad the parking lot was finally empty. 😉

      January 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  4. These are always amazing. What talent!

    January 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    • Yes, they are, Allen. Wonderfully talented artists.

      January 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  5. Hitchcock at Scout Camp, writ large. And were it not for gun shops, beautifully emblazoned or otherwise, our only source of weaponry for self defense might be criminals or the government… if you’ll pardon the redundancy.

    January 17, 2014 at 7:18 am

    • “Hitchcock at Scout Camp, writ large.” I like that…and yes, we’ll forgive the redundancy. 🙂

      January 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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