Dallas Contemporary Taps Local Street Artists For Two Mural Projects: Sour Grapes and JMR to Paint Belmont Hotel

by Bill Davenport March 1, 2013

jmr mural dallasThe Dallas Contemporary has announced that it will commission Dallas-based street artists JMR and SOUR GRAPES to each paint 60+ feet of an existing wall at the Belmont Hotel as a part of an ongoing partnership between the org and the hotel. Following up on the success of last year’s visit from famed Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey, who produced (not painted!) five murals throughout West Dallas.

In January 2013, the Dallas Observer worked with Adjunct Curator/ Street Art Expert, Pedro Alonzo to commission a mural by JM Rizzi, or JMR at Dallas Contemporary for the Observer’s annual ARTOPIA event.

In 2011, new DC director Peter Doroshenko commissioned the Oak Cliff-based graffiti crew SOUR GRAPES to create two large murals on both the exterior and interior walls of the museum.


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Liz March 7, 2013 - 15:05

Shepard Fairey “not painting” his murals in Dallas:


Bill Davenport March 7, 2013 - 16:23

“Produced” was the Dallas Contemporary’s word. I was as surprised as you are!

Liz March 7, 2013 - 17:57

I think you need to reacquaint yourself with the definition of the word “produced.”

Paul Stella March 8, 2013 - 09:30

Houston should get Shepard Fairey here to do something downtown or on the south side. We are a bit isolated.

Bill Davenport March 8, 2013 - 10:07

Who needs Shepard Fairey when you’ve got Daniel Anguilu?


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