Monday, December 31, 2007

Virgin Videos?

Erik S. also e-mailed the location of this mural. He wrote, "The Virgin of Guadalupe is on a video store on the southeast corner" of Grande and Congress.
Thanks again, Erik!

Update (December 6, 2010): the mural has been repainted.

Update (May 15, 2024): As I wrote today's post (which shows the mural on May 5, 2024) I took a closer look at the last photo above. Near the right edge is the artist's signature:
Though it's fuzzy, it seems to read: Miguel Angel Grijalva 2002.

A Google search for "Miguel Angel Grijalva" tucson mural found two mentions in the book Vanishing borderlands: the fragile landscape of the U.S.-Mexico border, by John Annerino (Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2008):
  • On page 67 is: “Maria Garcia invited me to photograph the Miguel Angel Grijalva mural of La Virgen de Guadalupe on the wall of her tenda.” (That should probably be tienda.)
  • On page n5 is: “La Virgen de Guadalupe mural by Miguel Angel Grijalva on page 67 was commissioned by Maria Garcia and photographed and published with her permission.”

Friday, May 25, 2007

Jerry Peek Joins the Tucson Murals Project

My new blogging team member Jerry Peek sends this "peek" of dancers. He writes, "It's in front of a house at the corner of Warwick Vista & Wilson, just southeast of the railroad bridge on 22nd. It's a series of paintings of dancers; I don't know its story."

If anyone has artist information on this mural, please leave a comment at the end of this entry. (You won't need an account and can stay anonymous.)

To see a larger version, click on the photo. If you’d like to view or download full-sized versions (which may have hidden geotags: location where the photo was taken), click on one of these:
Update (May 26, 2020): After 13 years, the mural has been freshened. There are closeup photos in today's entry.