As readers will know, I thought Guido Van Helten‘s murals in Reykjavik were mind blowing.
To continue my run of self-indulgence, I include in this post images of two murals not depicted in this blog to date.
I read on the internet that the first image in Iceland undertaken by Guido Van Helten was on the gable end of a house, just near the factory where his largest murals were completed. On enquiring whether he could use the wall to paint an image, the current resident went and collected an image of her grandfather “Afi” and it is his image that one can find on the wall now. Fittingly, her Grandfather was said to have built the building. Far from being a myth, on the official Guido website, I note the mural is entitled The GrandFather or “Afi”.
Even better, I note from his website that he undertook a mural in nearby Limerick City as part of this year’s Limerick National Festival of Culture 2014. I feel a trip north is in order.
A definite fan.