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.
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.
David Bowie “Aladdin Sane” inspired street mural.
James Brown mural by the artist known as “MTO” (aka, Mateo).
Sid Vicious mural by artist “Mr. Brainwash” on La Brea in West Hollywood.
Lou Reed mural by artist Gus Cutty in front of Static Records in Asheville, NC.
Lou Reed and Johnny Thunders (pictured in the middle).
Street art featuring David Bowie as a demented astronaut.
Billie Holiday mural in Los Angeles by “Mr Brainwash.”
Janis Joplin street mural, Denver, Colorado.
Hunter S. Thompson.
Street mural of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains.
Jimi Hendrix mural by French-born artist, MTO (aka Mateo).
Ray Charles mural by French-born artist MTO.
Lemmy Kilmister memorial mural, California.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Stanley Kubrick street graffiti