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Monday, 24 June 2019

Monday Mural - It's like a jungle sometimes

I found this mural when I visited Newtown, a quirky inner city suburb of Sydney, when I visited a couple of weeks ago.
This mural was originally painted over a decade ago by local artist Colin Bebe on the side of a terrace house on the corner of King and Enmore streets.
It depicts animals in an  urban streetscape and the words "It's like a jungle sometimes", a reference to a song by New York Hip Hop group Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

In September 2017 an advertising agency painted it over (without approval by local authorities) with a mural promoting the thriller "Mother" starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem (photo below).
There was a huge uproar by the community and the film's Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky had to apologize for the desecration of the popular mural and offered to  pay for the original mural to be repainted.

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In the veranda of the adjoining house I spotted another mural. 




                       Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - It's like a jungle sometimes (youtube)

And this was the mural that replaced the original for a very short time.





55 comments:

  1. at least Aronovski's attitude was elegant in the circumstances. The fresco on the jungle is still more peaceful with that beautiful blue. Have anice week.

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    1. Thanks Kwarkito. I like the blue background too. Have a lovely week too.

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  2. ...like that last one best!

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  3. I can see why it would have frustrated a lot of people.

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  4. Fant√°sticos estes murais minha amiga, gostei e aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, boa semana para si tambem.

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  5. That's a great story. Murals are no doubt very impermanent, and it's nice when one is loved enough for its own protection.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. It must have been very loved for the community to get upset about what happened. Thanks Mae.

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  6. Dearest Sami,
    The very last one is a lovely mural, the first one is just wild...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. There is more than a little arrogance involved in painting over a mural without permission from the landowner.

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    1. I think so too David, and no permission from the Council either.

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  8. How rich to have such art in your city!

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  9. Good to know that commercialism isn't allowed to run rampant at times. Newtown is a bit of a jungle at times.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. I quite liked what I saw in Newton in the few hours I strolled around, a very quirky place :)

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  10. I like the first one the best.

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  11. Os murais que aqui publica s√£o maravilhosos.
    H√° gente com muito talento.
    Boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, ha imensa escolha por aqui :) Boa semana.

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  12. Lion overload, I love it!!!
    Beautiful murals, all of them!

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  13. Great work, and indeed life is a jungle. Sometimes

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  14. What a shame they painted this one over. It is a beauty!

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    1. The jungle was painted back Marianne, as the "Mother" mural was illegally painted.

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  15. I like the jungle mural, it's a happy feeling mural. It's too bad the "Mother" one got painted over, it's a beauty but not following the rules is not good.
    Enjoy your day, Sani and have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Bill. The Mother mural was also nice, but sadly not legal.
      Have a lovely week too.

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  16. What caught my eye was the murals of the people who appear to be in cages.

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    1. They aren't in cages Jackie, it's the fence of the cottage. The mural seems to be of musicians but haven't been able to find any info about it.

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  17. Caros amigos leitores,
    estamos de volta com um novo "conto" escrito a v√°rias m√£os. Desta vez inspirado em "A Quadrilha" de Carlos Drumond de Andrade.

    Convidamos-vos a ler o primeiro capítulo
    https://contospartilhados.blogspot.com/2019/06/variacoes-em-quadrilha-capitulo-1.html

    Volta de excelente semana
    Sauda√ß√Ķes liter√°rias!

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  18. Wow, I'm impressed. I can't believe it had to be painted twice. Mother is lovely. Why couldn't they have found a LEGAL place to paint it.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, that's right they could have found another spot to paint "Mother" and it would still be around.

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  19. I'm glad the original was restored to its place!

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    1. Thanks Pat, I'm glad too, as it's very pretty.

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  20. Schöne Wandbilder schade um das Dschungelwandbild.

    Noke

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  21. I kept getting timed out when I tried to post a photo so I had to choose the generic logo. :-(
    Love your murals though.

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    1. Thank you LInda. Not sure if that would be on your side or my side.

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  22. these look wonderful, Sami. I partiuclary like the first one. It's like a jungle out there... so TURE

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  23. Oh I'm so happy they restored the old mural Sami, ads for movies were never meant to be painted as murals, at least I don't think so, movie posters are bad enough ūüėÄ

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    1. Thanks Grace, I'm glad the mural is back as it's pretty.

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  24. I love those wonderful elephants! And it IS a jungle out there sometimes!

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  25. Like a jungle... for sure!
    : )

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  26. Wonderful work, beautifully captured!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and joining in Rupam.

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