520 Lofts Mural

Punk Renaissance

This month’s mural spotlight looks at the painting on the seventh floor of the stairwell. Muralist Matt Halm explains to us how combined Italian renaissance with punk aesthetic. 

This top level is a reference to the crude photocopy collages of punk rock flyers and fan zines. In my version, I have mixed the punk aesthetic with references to the Italian renaissance. This figure combines Michelangelo’s David and the Ramones. At the top of the mural stands Venus in boots with umbrella, a collage of classic sculpture with rock-and-roll style.  As with the bottom-most figure, the top-most figure represents the power of the feminine.  

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