Monday, June 7, 2021

A Tribute to Prince

 

My sister Judy tipped me off to look for this mural, a tribute to Prince.  I found it on the side of the Rodriguez Boxing Club on the corner of Grand Ave. and Roosevelt.  It was painted by Maggie Keane.  A 2019 article in the newspaper said that she went looking for a place to paint a tribute mural the day after Prince passed away.  Once she found this spot, she started painting using her own resources.  A group heard about it and started a GoFundMe account to help her offset her expenses.  What a wonderful thing to do.  Prince's eyeglasses are actually mirrors.

Maggie Keane is the same artist who painted the tribute to David Bowie that I featured here and here.

Taking part in Monday Murals!  

17 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Great work.

biebkriebels said...

It is beautiful painted!

Gemel said...

That is incredible. WOW

Sami said...

What a beautiful mural Sharon. Love the mirror glasses :) The artist did a great job with both the David Bowie and Prince's mural.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Sharon.

Travel said...

Very fine work

Andy said...

Lovely mural for a guy who departed too soon.

Mae Travels said...

The artist packed a lot of thoughts and images into that space! Nice that it hasn't been overpainted with graffiti, but being overpainted is the natural state of so much street art it's hard to judge.

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Mae Travels said...

The artist packed a lot of thoughts and images into that space! Nice that it hasn't been overpainted with graffiti, but being overpainted is the natural state of so much street art it's hard to judge.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

RedPat said...

That is super, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

That's a great mural, with really good likenesses of him and his symbol!

Klara said...

great work. I love the glasses part. very original.

Janey and Co. said...

Great mural and so nice to hear of the generosity of the group that funded her.

bill burke said...

That is outstanding work she created and its wonderful she got some funds for it. I love that the glasses are mirrors, it's so creative.

William Kendall said...

It's very well done.

Thérèse said...

Such a great find! It deserves to stay on this wall for ever.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow she has captured him so well Sharon, loved her David Bowie too 💙

Susie of Arabia said...

Awesome mural!