Sao Paulo, Brazil artist, Eduardo Kobra, refers to himself on his website as a "professional painter available for work". Probably a bit of an undersell when you consider he is the painter commissioned for the street art currently located at 1255 La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles (L.A.).
In July, 2012 Eduardo Kobra, aka Kobra, began his signature multicolored, kaleidoscopic-style street mural using Mount Rushmore as his inspiration. Yes! That Mount Rushmore located in Keystone, South Dakota. (Please click here for a glimpse at a photo of the mural in progress.) The finished mural was slated for unveiling on Independence Day, 2012.
A little more than three months after the unveiling, as seen in the photo included with this article, you will note paint had already begun peeling from the wall's facade. Almost seven months later, you will see in the photo, the mural has decayed even more. Graffiti has now begun to show up on the mural, as well.
While decay and eventual eradication seem to be a given element of a street art's cycle, perhaps this may be considered an invitation to peep this mural in person before it is gone permanently. Plus, there are plenty of places to nosh and/or enjoy your favorite cup o' joe very close by. What if you made visiting this Mount Rushmore an official art outing. What would be better than that?