City Paint 18 – Purgatory Bar, Salt Lake City

If you have been following this blog for more than five years, you might recall that I started the “City Paint” series while living in Salt Lake City over five years ago.  The locale was teeming with wonderful street-art images and I found them fascinating to the point of collecting them and sharing photographs of the murals, etc., here on the blog.

When I was in Salt Lake City earlier this year for a family event, I captured images of this mural on the side of the Purgatory bar located at 62 East 700 South, near downtown.

The mural is a representation of the actual street scene in front of the bar…complete with the Wasatch Mountains in the background…a very prominent feature of the eastern horizon anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley.

Again, if you have been following this blog for over five years, you might remember another mural completed by the same artist (Gerry Swanson), “Five on Five,” or “Becoming” as I had named it when presenting the stages of completion of the mural as “City Paint” episodes between April and June of 2012.

You can click on this link to be taken to the artist’s website and this link to go back to the blog post I shared after spending an hour or so talking with the artist as he worked on the Five on Five mural.

This mural is on the western outside wall of the Purgatory bar (click on the highlighted name to be taken to their website).

The below image is from inside the courtyard on the southernmost wall.

It was hard to get a better image of the mural on the inside westernmost wall of the courtyard (below), as the bar and courtyard were closed and fenced on the Saturday morning that I made these images, but you can find them on the artist’s website under the “Murals” tab, if interested.

Street view of the “real” place, below….

This is the 18th City Paint post subject (some subjects have more than one post) of the murals/street-art in Salt Lake City…and there are another 22 posts in the “City Paint Phoenix” segment.  If you’re interested, you can click on this link to be taken to a continuous scroll of all of the posts in the “Street Art – Graffiti” category as found near the bottom of this page.

I hope you enjoyed the latest sampling of building art from Salt Lake City, Utah…and as always, thank you for visiting.

8 responses

  1. “wow” doesn’t quite do it justice . . . how about “WOW!”

    That’s one impressive mural well-captured.

    August 25, 2019 at 9:51 am

    • Wow!/wow works for me…and yes, it is a rather impressive mural…I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      September 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

  2. Incredible art!

    August 25, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    • I agree, Terry!

      September 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

  3. That’s some pretty wild wild art. Can’t imagine the work that must have gone into that.

    August 25, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    • When I was directly following his work with the Five on Five mural mentioned above, actually going to the site a couple times a week, it seems to have taken a couple of months…and it was not nearly as large as this one. And I agree, Gunta…it’s some pretty wild wild art. 🙂

      September 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

  4. Great shots of a talented artist.

    August 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

    • Very talented, Erika. 🙂

      September 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

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