This post is a little late insomuch as the Leuven street art below has been up for a while. However, I only recently visited the Provo River Trail with a camera, so this is the first time I’ve been able to capture it:
Looking at this piece, I’m again struck by how street art can improve an otherwise dull wall, much as I argued in this post.
My desire to see this image codified — into signs or shirts or stickers or whatever — is also renewed when I see this picture. I have no idea if city officials or Leuven him/herself would be interested in that sort of relationship, though Shepard Fairey‘s career arc indicates that street artists can successfully partner with mainstream civic leadership.
In any case, this is a great image that would be a shame to lose.
In other street art news, I also recently noticed the image below near the convention center.
I happen to like The Doors, so I like this piece, but it certainly lacks the wry conceptual juxtapositioning that characterizes Leuven’s work. But in any case, there it is.