Hendrik Beikirch Paints Stunning Mural of a Girl on Stanton Street

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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For the last couple days, the mobile boom has been parked inside the Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street. But with good reason. Just take look up…

That there bundled-up girl emblazoned on the side of 183 Stanton is the work of Hendrik Beikirch, a German-born artist who specializes in portraiture. This black-and-white mural is of no person in particular, much like the rest of his work. Here’s a blurb from his website:

these are no one specific, and therefore, just recognizable. the anonymity of the portraits is of interest. associations with individuals accessed from the mass are being opened. everyone has something special, even though he is a little different from the next. a slightly different shade of color, in black and white, a personage as any other, but still themselves. the melancholy that the faces radiate is somehow comforting, and these places in the public space are exactly where they belong.

When asked about why he chose this particular location, Beikirch noted that a young girl “with all her dreams” fits well with the aesthetic of the neighborhood. He has a couple more days of painting before the project is complete.

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