Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A tribute from one artist to another..



On the way to Central Gallery on the weekend Aimee and I were thrilled to discover this portrait on the Central TAFE building in Northbridge. Painted during Form PUBLIC 2015 by Australian artist Luke Cornish aka E.L.K. as a tribute to rapper Hunter, a founder of the Perth hip hop scene in the 1990's who died at the age of 36 of neuroendocrine cancer. Every time I read about talented musicians passing away, I like to imagine there's one heck of a jam session going on somewhere, perhaps in a parallel universe, I hope so anyway! It was interesting to discover that E.L.K. was the first stencil artist to become a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize, the largest portrait award in Australia, I always enjoy it when I find his work around the city. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
 


32 comments:

  1. A great artist and a great tribute! Sad when such talented people die so young!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!! Enjoy!!

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  2. A fine tribute and an eye-catching mural!

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  3. What a great discovery. That is a fine, and huge portrait.

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  4. Appears to blend in better with its surroundings than many I've seen.

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  5. Awesome work and tribute, Grace. The more sad to find ugly graffiti right in front...

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  6. Ein schönes Wandbild.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  7. Not graffiti but art. Top.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. That's got to be the largest portrait I've ever seen!

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  9. What a great portrait and a wonderful tribute. Nice find!

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  10. Interesting to see this huge mural installed on a new building. Around here murals are painted on old buildings in plighted neighborhoods. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  11. Those who paint murals on modern and very plain buildings should be paid by a levy on architects and developers. Hunter teaching Caruso how to rap in the parallel universe?

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  12. I wonder if their are appreciative audiences in the other-worldly jam sessions? Your city has some pretty remarkable murals by very talented artists.

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  13. this is NOT fair! You live in such marvelous surroundings!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  14. A fabulous street mural Grace and what a tribute to this artist. Well done E.L.K.

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  15. He looks so at ease leaning up against that wall Grace. Nice find.

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  16. It's a beautiful piece... a very fitting memorial for someone dying so young. I'm amazed at how many murals you find in Perth!

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  17. What a nice tribute to the artist and a sad end to his life.

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  18. Talented artist! He deserves to be recognized.

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  19. What a wonderful tribute and great mural too.

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  20. It's a beautiful mural and portrait!

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  21. Moving and beautiful memorial to a great artist!

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  22. This is incredible. Are you saying it's a stencil? Or has he moved on to other media? No matter, this is an amazing mural. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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