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Barracks Row Gaia Mural Complete

This post is a follow-up to my editorial on the “controversy” surrounding a vociferous minority’s opposition to a then proposed mural by world-renowned artist Gaia to be painted on the side wall of Tash, a newly opened Persian restaurant on Barracks Row.   In the next few weeks Nooshi will open on the top floors of the building.

Ironically, according to Gaia, the mural is a commentary on “overfishing” and the completed piece is on what will be a sushi restaurant on the second and third floors (Nooshi).  One must admire restaurant owner Vanessa Lim’s willingness to embrace the paradox!

Gaia completed the bold, towering mural this past week and the work has received a lot of welcomed feedback from passers-by, restaurant patrons and residents.

Below, I have posted a few snapshots of the mural as seen from the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Barracks Row Gaia Mural Complete

Barracks Row Gaia Mural Complete
Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Barracks Row Gaia Mural Complete

Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

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Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

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Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

 

Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art, DC's Visual Arts publication, which he began in 2010. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's biennial regional juried show and oversees the ECA Foundation's Critical Arts Writing and Research Program. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WOL Radio, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local and national media.