On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Since his death, the people have taken to the streets in protest and the artists/muralist have created some incredible murals and graffiti all around the world.
Here are a few murals from Downtown Oakland. More to come.
1. “George Floyd lives in us” at Somar Bar by @amendtdk @nvrovr @agentdecoy #tdkfamily
2. “It took one man to change the world” by Matt Hunter @matthuntering
3. “George Floyd Lives Forever” by @deredwrk
4. “His Last Breath” by @deadeyes_ptv @dragonschool99
The 14th Annual Tulip Exhibition at Mountain View Cemetery was absolutely spectacular this year. I always look forward to this event every year. It showcases the tulip floral designs from local florists and colleges.
#tulipexhibition #tulips #mountainviewcemetery #fauna #flora #flowers #jamesbarryknoxphotography
I am pleased to announce that I have photographed all 50 Stomper statues throughout Oakland. I started out with just a handful, then 35 and then I attended an Oakland A’s game to capture the last two Stomper’s located at Oakland Coliseum. Stomper is the mascot of the Oakland A’s. 50 Stomper statues were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oakland A’s. Each Stomper was affectionately decorated by local artists.This was a very fun project for the summer. Please leave me a comment for more information.
Stomper in the Town
This summer I have been photographing the Stomper statues all around Oakland. I just have a few more to photograph to complete my collection. #StomperintheTown #OaklandAs
You can see all the Stomper locations, here.
Here is the backstory on Stomper:
To help commemorate the team’s 50 years in Oakland, the Oakland A’s are proud to introduce Stomper in the Town, a public art event that features 50 life-size statues of the lovable A’s mascot throughout Oakland. The 50 statues were created into unique works of art by local artists and will be on display in Oakland throughout the 2018 season.
You know First Friday is tonight, right?
Please plan on joining us at Warehouse 416 on Friday, February 2nd from 6 – 10pm as the Nvisible Atelier launches our month-long art exhibition in conjunction with the Art of Living Black 2018 Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center.
Dragonschool99 murals are some of my favorites amongst the many wonderfuls murals in Oakland. Dragon School’s purpose is to fill Chinatown and beyond with amazing murals. I think they are doing a fine job. I will be posting more of their murals.
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