Visual artist Lunar New Year spent this very humid day on a raised platform, painting a mural on the wall next to Brooklyn Fox, on the corner of North 6th and Bedford. It features a man looking down at a woman who’s sweeping one arm up towards the sky, and was commissioned by the producers of the Sundance film “Fruitvale Station.”
The artist designed the painting in honor of the film’s subject Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man who was killed by a white BART policeman in Oakland on New Year’s Day, 2009.
“The mural is just about regular people like you and me, because Oscar was just a regular guy,” he told B+B. “The girl I am painting now, she’s just somebody I know from Newark, where I live.”
The mural will be completed by tomorrow, in time for the film’s New York release on Friday.