"Los Tres Grandes": A Collaborative Tribute to the Great Muralistas on Calle 16

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Photos by Claire Lawton, mural by
Over the last weekend in December, 14 artists including Garcia, Joseph "Sentrock" Perez, Averian Chee, Jeff Slim, PRUF, KEISR, SINEK, Martin Moreno, Armando, DETOR, Angel Diaz, DUROK, SRVNT, and Ser. V One painted the portraits of Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, José Orozco, and Frida Kahlo.

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Photos by Claire Lawton, mural by Francisco Garcia, Joseph "Sentrock" Perez, Averian Chee, Jeff Slim, PRUF, KEISR, SINEK, Martin Moreno, Armando, DETOR, Angel Diaz, DUROK, SRVNT, and Ser. V One
Garcia says he and the group visualized what they wanted the whole wall to look like, and with Silvana Salcido Esparza's blessing, paint donated Calle 16 and a good dose of improvisation and collaboration, they transformed the wall in less than a week.

He adds that Martin Moreno, who's an anchor in the local arts community and has participated in a number of local murals and youth arts engagement programs, will be back at the wall soon to add the final touches.

"These are master artists within the Mexican culture who I view as revolutionaries," says Garcia. "They came together and created art for a cause ... I think we need a lot more of that in Phoenix."

Check out the mural at Barrio Cafe, 2814 North 16th Street in Phoenix, and a video of the mural produced by reyitodelosreyes on YouTube below:

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