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.”