VIDEO: Kenny Scharf's Mural in Under 2 Minutes

Here are scenes from the creation of Scharf's Salem mural on May 15.

with Salemites on a wall outside the parking garage at New Liberty and Brown streets through rain and shine on Monday.

Salem Patch was at the mural several times throughout the day — in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Watch our video for scenes from throughout the day.

Scharf will be completing the mural Tuesday morning as a result of some rain delays Monday.

For more information on the project, click .

David Pelletier May 15, 2012 at 01:15 PM
There should be a sign underneath it. This way to Jim Hacker: Parking Director.
Jared Robinson May 15, 2012 at 01:32 PM
wow, he's got excellent nozzle control.
Erin Cyr May 15, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Nice Job Aubry! I jogged by at 11 and stopped to watch him a bit, it was really fun to watch someone spraypaint a wall with a police detail PROTECTING them! This art is such a fun and spirited addition to Salem!
MR Pelletier May 15, 2012 at 03:44 PM
To bad we couldn't have something more in keeping with the city, but then maybe clowns was the right choice.
windpower May 15, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Junk pure junk .I see lots of this junk on my way to Boston . Visitors to Salem will have a big laugh over this . Personally any "art" on public space is out of order .
john May 15, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Watch the now welcomed grafeti problem grow.
KlassySalem May 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I think this is fun, and like it. We could use a little more color around here. I do wonder, though, how long it will be before one of our local "artists" feels the need to "improve" this work.
Cwheels May 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I love it! Of course I have always been a big fan of graffiti , not tagging but true street art. Melrose has let local artists paint those big electrical control boxes, the kind our ward 2 councilor loves so much. I think it looks great, better then a big shiny metal box.
Paisley Rojagato May 16, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I was also apprehensive about embellishments, but they have gotten there, whether there's a Scharff, Haring, Banksy, or NOZER there first or at all. At any rate, it's an improvement over the garage's crumbling Brutalist face. We (as in taxpayers) weren't much out of pocket for this, and I think there should be delight that people like Mike Lash can get someone in Scharff's league up here for donuts, coffee, and paint. (Thanks also to Chris at Front Street for the coffee, at least!) I appreciate the blow-back regarding why not a local artist -- all I can say is that there's a lot more of that wall and two others on that garage that can use some color. Anyone here up for a trompe l'oeil on the sides facing the Armory?
chester suchecki May 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM
just think we will eventually have a mbta designed concrete parking garage to decorate this sometime century.


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