Mural In Honor Of Mac Miller Appears In Brooklyn
The artiste may be out of sight but he’s definitely not out of mind. Months since Mac Miller’s untimely death, many creatives have honored his life and career with murals across the country. Tribute pieces have been spotted in North Carolina, Southern California, and most recently Brooklyn.
New York based artist BKFoxx teamed up with Bushwick collective JMZ Walls to create a two-toned mural portrait of Miller. The left side of the piece is presented in a blue tint, while the right is presented in red.
“I think Mac Miller’s death had been kind of overlooked. It was such a shitty thing, he was only 26. And when someone ODs, it hurts,” BKFoxx told Complex. “Because in my generation, there’s been so much of it, we’re so used to burying friends and family members for that reason. And because I think to myself, how bad is living in this world for you that you just can’t? Especially as an artist, I can say from experience it’s really difficult to be creative in a society that values money and trends more than culture and real individuality.”
The piece is meant to be a representation of how we are complex and can be more than one thing at the same time. We can show one face to the world while hiding another. Something I find helpful to be aware of when thinking about other people.”
The mural, titled “Filters,” was completed in late January, shortly after what would’ve been Miller’s 27th birthday. The mural is located at 1065 Broadway in Brooklyn.
The artist has created murals featuring Beyoncé, Ronda Rousey, Robert De Niro’s Taxi Driver character Travis Bickle, Georgie Denbrough from It, and the late XXXTentacion.