I was surprised like most people that David Choe, the graffiti artist who painted murals in the Facebook headquarters back in 2005, will become an immediate millionaire once Facebook goes public with their IPO. He chose to have shares in the company rather than the $60,000 cash for his labor. He sold some of his shares to bring in some cash but kept the rest as stock — a rich investment indeed.
Mr. Choe was interviewed by Barbara Walters and other news programs in the last couple of months. I saved this post to run after all the hubbub because 1) I found it interesting that he didn’t welcome the fame — he was already famous to those who knew his work and liked his lifestyle and 2) although he’s a talented artist, I don’t enjoy his work as much as the other artist that I came across from this Facebook story.
Homedit shows Choe’s murals in progression at Facebook’s facility as well as Jet Martinez‘s floral mural. I like his graphic style and rainbow colors + it’s perfect to post for spring — now that is is here — and hopefully to stay.
Here’s one more graphic floral mural that reminds me of my childhood Spirograph days. Love it! This happy sunflower mural by Kelly Placke is part of Roosevelt Row’s sponsorship of Adaptive Reuse of Temporary Space (A.R.T.S.) Program in Phoenix, Arizona as an annual effort to revitalize properties in the downtown area with a public mural program called Valley of the Sunflowers.
Flowers are sprouting…Life is re-blooming…Happy Easter!