Thursday, December 1, 2016

iT'S STreeTarT THurSDay iN eaST HoLLyWooD! Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy December Street Art Lovers!

We are in the final stretch, racing to start 2017. I hope you can look back over the last 11 months and see that it was for you if not a prosperous time, at least a time of growth. If not, you've got 30 days left, not counting this one, to squeeze something significant in ...

But enough of that. Who doesn't like a good picture of the young Tony Curtis? Raise your hands...

Artist unattributed, Tony Curtis Tribute, paint on retail establishment (2011).
Sponsors: Jill Curtis and Shiloh Horse Rescue

Just as I thought, nobody. Well, someone though well enough of him to put this tribute mural on the side of store in East Hollywood, on The Boulevard, just east of Normandie.

As you might guess--and will KNOW if you drive around Hollywood at all--there are many, MANY, MANY cheap and cheesey (and poorly executed) murals of film and TV celebrities on all kinds of storefronts, hot-bunk motels, parking lot walls, and even residences. There's almost always Marilyn Monroe or Michael Jackson or Elvis (never someone like Lionel Barrymore). THIS ONE is different. It's tasteful, it's unique, it has a point of view. So enjoy!  Whoever the artist is, they had a version on the Hollywood Freeway on one of the underpasses. I haven't seen it a while as I've crawled through many rush-hour traffic jams, but this one abides.

Well, it's time to pay the rent so I must bid you adieu as Tony would say, "with cordiality and good cheer!"