Barracks Row Gaia Mural Complete

By Phil Hutinet on April 28, 2013

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.