Barry McGee’s monumental mural

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January 21, 2013
Barry McGee’s monumental mural.

ThumbWhat do you get when you cross an eccentric street artist, a traditional car manufacturer, and a trendy publication? You get extravagant, larger-than-life, mind-blowing art, of course.

Commissioned by Cadillac and Vanity Fair, renowned street artist Barry McGee produced a whopping 96 x 67 foot mural at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, New York. This bold addition to Cadillac’s “Art in the Streets” — only the second in what has become a series of yearly endeavors — incorporates vibrant colors, mosaic patterns, and a nod to some of McGee’s better known aliases (the artist has plenty, including Twist, Twisto, Pimple, and just about anything with the surname Fong).

After graduating in 1991 from the San Francisco Art Institute with a focus on painting and printmaking, McGee’s signature street art began popping up in the Bay Area. Today, his distinctive and slightly retro style has found its place in numerous exhibitions—and now, on a giant community wall.

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What do you think of McGee's mural? What's the largest scale you've ever worked on? Let us know in the comments.

Stacey Kole

Stacey Kole is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. When she’s not crafting copy or chasing after her two little boys, Stacey can be found drinking coffee, tea, or anything else with caffeine. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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