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Street art homages to Frank Zappa, Lemmy, David Bowie, Bon Scott, Ian Curtis & more

Frank Zappa street art mural under a bridge in London by James Mayle and Leigh Drummond
A massive mural of Frank Zappa under a bridge in London by artists James Mayle and Leigh Drummond.

I recently came across images of some beautiful street murals of both the sadly recently departed Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie—which is what got me cooking up this post chock full of graffiti and street art homages to notable musicians and rock stars who are no longer with us.

Of the many public pieces, photographed at places all around the globe, I’m especially fond of the Lemmy/Bowie hybrid that popped up on a utility box in front of a restaurant in Denver, Colorado shortly after Bowie passed on January 10th, 2016, as well as a haunting image of Joe Strummer that was painted on the side of a rusted old van.

Inspired street art dedicated to everyone from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis to James Brown, follow.
 
Lemmy/Bowie street art mashup in Denver, Colorado
Lemmy/Bowie street art mashup in Denver, Colorado.
 
Joe Strummer mural painted on the side of a van by French artist, Jef Aerosol
Joe Strummer mural painted on the side of a van by French artist, Jef Aerosol.
 
Bon Scott street art on AC/DC Lane in Melbourne, Australia
Bon Scott street art on AC/DC Lane in Melbourne, Australia.
 
David Bowie
David Bowie “Aladdin Sane” inspired street mural.
 
James Brown street mural
James Brown mural by the artist known as “MTO” (aka, Mateo).
 
Sid Vicious mural by artist
Sid Vicious mural by artist “Mr. Brainwash” on La Brea in West Hollywood.
 
Kurt Cobain street art
Kurt Cobain.
 
Ian Curtis of Joy Division
Ian Curtis.
 
Lou Reed mural by artist Gus Cutty in front of Static Records in Asheville, NC
Lou Reed mural by artist Gus Cutty in front of Static Records in Asheville, NC.
 
Lou Reed and Johnny Thunders (pictured in the middle)
Lou Reed and Johnny Thunders (pictured in the middle).
 
Freddie Mercury of Queen street art mural
Freddie Mercury.
 
David Bowie street art (with typos!)
Street art featuring David Bowie as a demented astronaut.
 
Billie Holiday mural in Los Angeles by Banksy
Billie Holiday mural in Los Angeles by “Mr Brainwash.”
 
Janis Joplin street mural, Denver, Colorado
Janis Joplin street mural, Denver, Colorado.
 
Johnny Cash pop inspired street art
Johnny Cash.
 
Hunter S. Thompson graffiti
Hunter S. Thompson.
 
Layne Staley of Alice of Chains
Street mural of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains.
 
Lemmy Kilmister Ace of Spades street art
 
Jimi Hendrix street art by MTO
Jimi Hendrix mural by French-born artist, MTO (aka Mateo).
 
Ray Charles mural by French-born artist MTO (or Mateo)
Ray Charles mural by French-born artist MTO.
 
Lemmy memorial mural
Lemmy Kilmister memorial mural, California.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Stanley Kubrick street graffiti

Posted by Cherrybomb
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04.05.2016
09:14 am
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