A new mural is up on the side of the future home of Boost Kitchen on Abbot Kinney in Venice (the building formerly housed a string of restaurants including Ten Women, Stroh's Gourmet, and J's Kitchen). As explained in the video below, via Yo! Venice!, the brightly colored collaboration between artists Mar and Madsteez is a tribute to one of Venice's more infamous former residents: the late, great Dennis Hopper (his Frank Gehry/Brian Murphy compound in the neighborhood has been for sale since shortly after his death in 2010). As for the reactions, it seems like community members are stoked to have a new piece of eye candy on Abbot Kinney.
· MADSTEEZ x MAR x Dennis Hopper [Mr. Ween's Blogggg]
· Venice Beach Video: Madsteez and MAR Tribute to Dennis Hopper [Yo! Venice!]