MURAL PEEK ABOVE: Brazilian design and illustration trio Bicicleta Sem Freio (Bike Without Brakes) have the wall facing the parking lot at Fremont and 7th. The spec reveals their brand of color infused hallucinogen kitsh will fill the space with topical-tropical life. That had me note that if anyone wants to commission a mural on author Hunter S. Thompson, the collective of Douglas Castro, Victor Rocha, and Renato Reno should be on the short list.
MURAL PEEK BELOW: At 6th and Stewart, Las Vegas gains a monochrome critter by Belgian street artist, ROA. Even though he's known for large scale wheat-paste, this LiB ROA reptile is being painted. Early interpretation shows the artist isn’t leaning on his rodent or found small skeleton themes, which gives his work a subtext of childhood interpretation of archaeology and creatures. This is a 1950s sci-fi B movie flashback; a desert horned lizard walking into town after a dose of atomic testing fallout at the Nevada Proving Grounds.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.