“The intention of their piece was not to honor or glorify Lenin or Mao. And it’s not my intention, either. … I’m not trying to glorify authoritarians, particularly Communists. I’m a capitalist, through and through,” said James Lifshutz, the downtown developer who brought a controversial sculpture depicting Chairman Mao and Vladimir Lenin to west downtown.
About a week ago, the wrappings that had covered “Stargazer (Citlali)” were finally removed revealing the large-scale sculpture by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes.
This past May, Travis Park Church began its search for artists for a 3,500-square-foot wide mural project on the side of their building that highlighted “social issues, diversity and inclusivity.”
The Conservation Society of San Antonio is concern over the proliferation of street murals in downtown San Antonio.
Angie Merla, an artist and long-time volunteer at the Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event, was honored with an ofrenda after she died of cancer earlier this year.
A small crowd of more than 20 people gathered outside the Alameda Theater on West Houston Street recently to view the unveiling of a new, five-part mural project by local artist Alan Calvo.
Years of sun damage and graffiti have brought about the latest restoration of “Comprando y Prestando,” which illustrates two Native American tribes trading goods on the side of a West Side food mart.
Ram Ayala, the late owner of Taco Land, received a fitting tribute last Saturday with the installation of a memorial mosaic at the site of the storied underground rock club.
“The Last Parade” by muralist Rudy Herrera is the latest downtown public art project to be completed as part of Centro San Antonio’s “Art Everywhere” initiative.
Entitled “In Living Pixels,” the immersive show will feature work by seven San Antonio-based artists and begins this Friday.