Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marion Barry mural goes up at 14th and Randolph

New Marion Barry mural, 14th and Randolph

There's some updated public art in the neighborhood -- soon after his death, Marion Barry was added to the mural at 14th and Randolph on the Washington Pizza and Rib Pit buildings. The mural, titled "Black Rock Star Super Hero," was originally painted by Pahel Brunis for the release of local musician Head-Roc's album of the same name.

It's a modified version of the Washington Pizza mural by Decoy, which featured a person eating pizza, three houses, and a family.

Marion Barry went on top of the houses, some graffiti text reading Head Roc covers the family, and a likeness of Head-Roc, who organized the project, covered up the cool pizza-eating person.

Mercifully, they also covered up the scrawled "Washington Pizza parking only!" text that the owner of Washington Pizza added, and which looked bizarre (and like crap.) 

Here's a few photos I snapped last night, and compare them to the original mural.

New Marion Barry mural, 14th and Randolph

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    (the original mural)

New Marion Barry mural, 14th and Randolph

New Marion Barry mural, 14th and Randolph

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