Friday, January 27, 2012

Seattle Downtown Mural - Echoes of Sylvester?

Mural Downtown SeattleDo You Wann Funk - Sylvester
We’ve walked by this mural several times and we immediately think of Sylvester (1947 - 1988), the talented disco diva of the 1970s and 1980s. Or maybe it is just the 1980s-like look of this mural.

The mural is located in a parking lot near the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle at the corner of Pine and 9th. Looking back through Google maps the mural didn’t always grace this wall.
Sylvester’s album cover for the 1982 single Do You Wanna Funk captures the spirit of the mural.

The mural was executed by 404era and ksera.

The Mural Location – Before the Mural (Image from maps.google.com, left) and Today (right)The Mural Location – Before the Mural (Image from maps.google.com) The Mural Today - Downtown Seattle
Sylvester – Original Hits Album Cover
Sylvester – Original Hits Album Cover
City Flyers
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Mural Attribution (left), Empty Lot on a Monday Evening (right)
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Straight From Tha Sewer
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The Face
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