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City Paint 15 – Korner Market Mural – 2013

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you might remember the earlier posts on the Korner Market’s murals…City Paint – 3 2012…The End? and City Paint 12.2 – 2020…Perfect Vision – Mural Complete. I realize that it’s a little late in the year and that the mural has been completed for a few months already…with next year’s remake only another four or five months away, but here’s 2013’s rendition.  I’ve not been able to determine the theme and have not spoken with the Korner Market staff to learn more about it, so maybe you’ll have some ideas for us.  To see the images in a larger presentation, click on any of them to be taken to a slide-show of the photos.

I’d like to give credit to the artists who created the work, but can’t decipher any of the names that might be hidden in the script on the mural.  I would imagine that at least some of the artists who contributed to the earlier murals also helped create this one, but I’m not sure, so I’m not going to list any names.

You can click on the highlighted titles above to be taken back to the earlier posts.  If you’d like to see more of Salt Lake City’s street art and graffiti, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Category labeled “Street Art – Graffiti” to see a continuous feed of all of the earlier posts.

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City Paint 12.2 – 2020…Perfect Vision – Mural Complete

Wow….I guess it’s been a while since I posted the beginning of this mural in City Paint 12.1 – 2020…Perfect Vision.  I had stopped-by and taken photos of the progress on another four occasions, but had not managed to get it all together in posts to show the work…so here we are, ten months later (Really?!) and I’m just now sharing the end result…and as chance/fate would have it, this mural has already been covered and work is being done on a new one.  Stay tuned….

2020 Mural left panel

The panorama shots that I made didn’t turn-out real well…and my stitching capabilities are nil…so we’re left with three images that I hope you can imagine as an entire mural…looking from the left in the above image…to the middle in the photo below…

2020 Mural center panel

…and to the far right in the next image below…three panels depicting a perfect vision for the future…maybe…hoping that we can see as clearly….?

2020 Mural right panel

I’ve also provided a handful of close-up images to demonstrate the detail…to show the brush-strokes of the spray-painted mural.

2020 Mural focus one

I do know that parts of the mural were, indeed, spray-painted, as I’ve shared in the first post…but, I am not sure if the individual artists who contributed to the greater image used brushes or not.  If you remember the western mural that I shared in City Paint 6.5, you might also recall the images of the artist using an actual brush.

2020 Mural focus two

When sharing other artists’ work in these and other images, I attempt to give credit where it is due.  I do not know all of the artists’ names who participated in creating this huge mural, but I do know that Kier Defstar played a significant role, as I was so informed by the Korner Market staff when I inquired about the 2012 mural in City Paint 3.

2020 Mural focus three

If you look closely at the various images, you will be able to see other names, as well….  I have heard about some of these other artists and have only seen the names of still others of them…but here they are: Brute, Amer, Mark’s Ark, Aloha Family, Marlee, Lost Art, and Sily.  If there are other artists who worked on the mural, I apologize for not naming them…I simply don’t know who they are right now.  With any luck (?), some of the other artists might happen across the images on my blog and let me know that they, too, contributed to the masterpiece…….it’s happened before……

2020 Mural focus four

2020 Mural focus five

I have offered that the Aloha Family is a group of artists, simply because it appears in the below photo that they are…possibly the individual artists’ names are here, too?

2020 Mural focus six

And maybe this is another artist’s signature?

2020 Mural focus seven Samoa

Is the space-ship preparing to kidnap a large cat in the image below?  I’m not sure…but I do love the detail on the woman’s portrait….

2020 Mural focus eight

This is crazy beautiful as you stand next to it on the street and look at it face to face……

2020 Mural focus nine

And finally, what I understand to be the centerpiece of the mural, the exotic woman looking into and maybe even divining the future…she appears to be a mixture of the various phenotypes of our human species…intelligent, strong, beautiful……

2020 Mural woman portrait

Thank you, as always, for visiting…for spending your time with me.  I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing the finished product of the 2020 Perfect Vision mural.  If you’d like to see the other City Paint images of street art and graffiti from around Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Street Art – Graffiti” category to see all of them.


City Paint 3 – 2012…The End??

This one is almost too much…from the side of the Korner Market…350 S. State Street, downtown Salt Lake City….  The first two photos are the left and right sides of the huge mural, and the following six shots are close-ups of the more significant parts…certainly thought-provoking, in addition to being an amazing work of art.

I was so taken with my “discovery” of the mural that I had forgotten to get the name of the business and exact address…so I had to make a return trip to collect that info.  When I went back, I found that the bottom half of the mural had been blackened-out…covered…in only four or five days from when I shot these photos.  I went into the store to see who I might find who could explain what was going on with the mural.  I found a young man behind the counter, Oz, who told me that the whole mural is covered and replaced every year…has been for the last four or five years now.  Each time they have it replaced, the graffiti artist Kier re-paints the whole thing…with spray cans of paint.  The murals usually contain a message…ideas submitted by store customers, neighboring businesses, the Korner Market owners, and Kier himself.  The subject matter for the present mural is 2012…with the intertwined concerns of the Maya prediction about the ending of life as we know it, politics, UFOs, and society in general.  You’ll notice the three-headed image of Greenspan, Obama, and Bush…alien experimentation…and frightened masses.

Oz told me that I should return to the mural in another two or three weeks…said Kier usually takes a couple of weeks to complete everything.  He also said that he and Kier were just going over drawings for the next mural…and that it is going to be even bigger and better than this one…grander in scale.