SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday Mural - I don't care for spam and yo-yo games.

The King of Hollywood - Clark Gable was painted by Fieldey, a Perth muralist/tattoo artist, in February 2015.
It's been painted on the side wall of a derelict Deli on the corner of Walcott and Learoyd streets in Mount Lawley.
Can you see the smaller mural below the window? "Your best buy because there's ham in spam? 
Clark's famous words in "Gone with the Wind"have been reworded with "I don't care for Spam", instead of "I don't give a damn".


On the Walcott Street side (204 Walcott St) the main facade of the Deli has also been painted with a mural by Perth artist Jerome Davenport, depicting the yo-yo games we used to play as youngsters.
The old building is to be demolished, so the works of art won't be there long.


Taking part in Monday Murals - You can check murals from around the world by following this link
Have a lovely week!

22 comments:

  1. I didn´t know the Clark Gable mural was that new when we visited!
    Sad the yo-yo (here jo-jo btw)-mural will be gone soon. But the game lives on, Niece has a yo-yo in her Advent-calendar :-)

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    1. Both will go Iris, as they are in the same building. Didn't think yo-yos were still current.

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  2. Mr Gable looks real good here. Nice.

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    1. He does look very good S.C. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Do kids still play with yo-yos? Love Mr Gable!

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    1. Thanks Pat. I haven't seen yo-yos around since my teenage years...

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    1. Thanks Tom,I'm not a great fan of spam either.

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  5. Dearest Sami,
    Fond memories of those yo-yo games. But to change Clark's famous sentence into 'Spam' that sounds weird... Not a very brilliant idea.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Oh yes, yo-yos I haven't seen them around since my teenage years, don't know if I could play with them anymore. I think the sentence is a joke to go with the Spam mural under the window.

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  6. That Clark Gable is long ago I saw him on a wall.

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  7. It's a shame they'll tear the building down. Good things you've posted it so at least the photos will live on.

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    1. Yes, it's a pity, but the building does look quite run down! The photos will have to do to remind us what was there before! Thanks for your visit Patti.

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  8. Such beautiful witty murals, and they will be gone soon? Such a pity!

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  9. Thanks for your visit Merisi. It's a pity I agree.

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  10. Why do they keep pulling our old buildings down? I'm pretty sure it was that deli that I used to pop into now and then as a teenager.
    A great post Sami - a shame the art work won't be around for much longer but it's great that you captured it while it is still here.

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    1. Sad that you knew the Deli well Wendy and now you'll see it being demolished....

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