When I grab a shot of some interesting graffiti I happen to see, I don’t expect to learn that it has become in effect a memorial for an artist who has died, much less one who died while doing his work. John Brown, an artist based out of Louisville and Detroit, went by the handle 2BUK and worked with the FST crew. Sadly, he died about a year and a half ago after being hit by a vehicle while working on a project in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 23, 2015. He was only 27. The tag above is dated 2014, so it is one of his later works. RIP.
Located under a railroad bridge on Stanley Street, on the block between Nestor and Willow. Stanely St. runs north from Hermitage Avenue, at about the 300 block. The mural is hard to miss. The underpass at the bridge is only wide enough for one car at a time. This is a very industrial area. Street parking is easy, just don’t block the road.
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