DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A pair of Deep Ellum landmarks just got new looks that are sure to draw some attention from locals and tourists alike.
Two world-renowned artists spent the last part of September creating large-scale murals on the Case Building and The Green Room.
Italian street artist PixelPancho used more than 18,000 square feet for his canvas on the 17-story Case Building.
PixelPancho’s piece, Garden Boy, is an ode to the natural being, a message of self-sufficiency and a call to get involved with nature.
He and his team of four assistants used a suspended scaffold or “swing stage” that measures 40 feet in length for exterior access to the façade of the two 190-foot building sections.
PixelPancho began painting the mural more two weeks ago using acrylic, latex and spray paint.
UK artist Dan Kitchener recently completed a 1,105-square-foot mural at The Green Room in Deep Ellum titled Rush Hour, a piece that captures the beauty of a moment in everyday life.
Inspired by Kitchener’s fascination with Tokyo, Hong Kong and big cityscapes, Rush Hour is a completely freehanded mural, capturing a moment during rush hour, including rain, reflections, neon color and the energy and electricity of a city.
Goldman Global Arts and Deep Ellum property owner Westdale commissioned the artist to develop the two murals for a neighborhood known for its creativity and innovation.
As for how long the murals will stay up, CBS 11 has been told there are no plans for them to come down.