I wont spend a long time teasing you with different tidbits about why living in Los Angeles is the coolest thing ever, especially for a film fan, but suffice to say it is really amazing. This weekend provided yet more proof of that fact as street artist Anthony Lister painted a seriously cool Rise of the Planet of the Apes street mural on one of the cooler streets in town.
The art was inspired by the new release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-Ray. Australian born artist Anthony Lister spent the better part of four nights last weekend conceiving, painting and generally monkeying around to celebrate on of his favorite films of the year.
“I’m an adventure painter. When I’m painting I just bring out the shapes that are already calling me. I’m a problem solver and when I am dealing with paintings conceptually and aesthetically I’m balancing these problems… The reason I’m going to be adding Rise of the Planet of the Apes to my collection is ’cause it is kinda like one of my favorite movies of the year. I mean I’m looking forward to seeing all those bits and how they did that”
The pictures showcase the look of the mural for sure, but having a chance to drive by it and see the art up close really emphasizes the artistry that goes into street art like this. It is great to see actual art being created for the release of this new Blu-Ray as opposed to the standard Photoshop heavy billboards that would have been much easier to create.
Check out some videos and a gallery on the creation of this awesome art after the jump.
One of the coolest things about this street art is how it came together. Over four nights Lister worked on this wall and it came together excellently. Check out a this first video which showcases Lister painting and discussing his inspiration for the art.
If that wasn’t cool enough there is also this amazing time lapse video that gives you an idea of just how much work he did in such a small amount of time. The art looks deceptively simple, but it is time lapse videos like these that showcase just how talented street artists like Lister actually are.
And finally here is a few pictures of Lister in action and the final mural. This is really one of the coolest things I have seen promoting a movie’s home video release and if you live in the LA area you should check this out at Melrose and Fairfax. Also check out the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes out now.