Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Doodles completes first Living Walls mural in West End

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM

If you were in the neighborhood of Ralph David Abernathy and White Street in the West End last week, you might have seen a man lofted above the foliage on scaffolding, feverishly painting in the not-fucking-around summer heat. That kid was acclaimed street artist Doodles, who took a railroad sojourn from California to participate as the first artist in the Living Walls conference.

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In a little over a week, Doodles busted out a mural on a 3,500 sq. ft. wall, in addition to a smaller piece on the BeltLine-facing side of the same building. (And rumor has it that he spent his nights engaging in good old fashioned art vandalism with some of Atlanta’s graffiti guys. But you didn’t hear that from me.)

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After a last minute change of venue, the proximity of this wall to the BeltLine qualified it to receive funding as part of Art on the BeltLine. So cheers to the too rare and always welcome monetary support of artists.

Doodles’ visit was just the first drop ahead of the deluge of street artists who will hit our city in August for the actual Living Walls, the City Speaks conference. For more info on the main event, peep this.

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