Swamplot photographer Candace Garcia, who’s been steadily documenting the transformation of the vacant former Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority building on Fannin between Tuam and Drew into a canvas for street artist Daniel Anguilu and a few friends, was able to tour the building’s roof earlier this week. Commissioned by commercial real-estate broker Adam Brackman — whose family owns the building — Anguilu has already wrapped critter-filled paintings around much of the building’s ground floor for his “Public Decor Project.” But up in the Midtown sky, the work he and a few collaborators are creating on a few stray surfaces comes across as something else entirely:
Garcia says Anguilu — who also goes by “Weah” — hopes all the work will “tie together” when it’s complete. He’s still painting on the ground floor as well.
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Photos: Candace Garcia
rent the movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop”; much better grafitti art
Phil, Wow! Thanks for the movie recommendation. Took it and oh, man! It was terrific. But when you say it has much better grafitti art, I hope you don’t mean Thierry’s.