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Here's something you may not have seen. It's a mural on a wall of the carpark at Glenny Kebabs on the corner of Canterbury and Springvale Roads in Forest Hill Vic. Just down the road from my place. An odd assortment of characters.

 

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The blokes painting the silos have my respect. How difficult must it be, to try and paint something in correct perspective, on a massive surface, that is most often curved - and do a lot of it, at great height, out in the elements?

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-16/benalla-artist-paints-six-silos-during-covid-19-restrictions/12252068

 

https://www.weekendnotes.com/im/001/00/coonalpyn-silos1.jpg

 

https://www.exploroz.com/places/126652/vic+silo-art

 

 

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Hi, last week (June 2021) I drove past and I saw a new addition to the mural at 'Glenny Kebabs on the corner of Canterbury and Springvale Roads in Forest Hill Vic.' 

 

The artist had added Muhammad Ali. On one knuckle of Ali's hands he had a drawn in a butterfly and the other hand he had a bee, so I'm presuming it was the world famous boxer. It sure looked like Ali too.

 

However as I drove past yesterday (barely a week later), Ali had gone. Someone had used white paint to cover over the art work. I was a bit disappointed in that because it was a good bit of work.

 

Any ideas of what happened there?

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Drove past at dusk tonight and the artist was putting the finishing touches to the bee in a repainting of the image. I drive past it on my way to the men's shed, so I will get a photo tomorrow and paste it.

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OK. Here are the photos I took this morning. I must say, the image doesn't look particularly like Ali, unless it is at a very early age. A couple of days ago there was a photo of a similar type of mural to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the death of musician Kurt Cobain.  The image painted was that of David Spade.

 

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The artist has got Muhammad Ali's facial proportions all wrong. His facial structure is too short for the width, and his chin is too small and rounded. Despite saying that, I don't think I could do any better.

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Gee !.

That looks like Cassius Clay. ( that won against the Australian boxer ) now who was that Aussie who lost, at the Olympics? .

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