Saturday, June 28, 2014

In Progress: Larry Bob Phillips Mural @ 516 ARTS

The alley walls behind 516 ARTS south of Central between 5th and 6th streets are currently being painted by Albuquerque-based artist Larry Bob Phillips. Over the course of several weeks, Phillips has been working to transform the gallery's exterior wall with an ambitious new mural that will eventually cover the walls in their entirety. Phillips is known for his black and white illustrative-based work that is a mashup of cartoons, comics, psychedelia and art history. Having already completed several iconic murals throughout Downtown, this most recent effort could prove to be one of his largest to date. 



Phillips (on ladder) and Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Noble working on one of Brainbow Alley's vignettes   

A portion of the mural is inspired by Peter Bruegel's 1562 masterpiece The Triumph of Death--perhaps a bit reminiscent of Army of Darkness? Can't wait to see how this turns out!
Larry Bob in action





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