Desmond Hansen paints another Seattle music legend

Thanks to Lynda B for the photo – that’s Desmond Hansen’s latest signal-box portrait, Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot, at 35th/Raymond near the High Point Library.

27 Replies to "Desmond Hansen paints another Seattle music legend"

  • ttt June 17, 2019 (7:40 pm)

    there is also another new one on fauntleroy way near the dry cleaners nearest the bridge. it is a guy with a beard… who is that?

  • Alki Resident June 17, 2019 (7:56 pm)

    YES!! Awesome graves❤️

  • Jissy June 17, 2019 (9:16 pm)

    MIX!!  Love it!!

  • Spring Ahead June 17, 2019 (9:19 pm)

    Way to go, Mr. Hansen. Very cool. Thank you! 

  • Winnie June 17, 2019 (9:25 pm)

    Serious question. Was he somehow given carte blanche to paint every box in West Seattle? It seems as if other local artists might welcome the opportunity to have their work seen by so many people. 

    • WSB June 17, 2019 (9:36 pm)

      I don’t believe there are any dibs, nor is he painting anywhere near “every box in West Seattle.” There are others that have art already (Delridge and The Junction, for example) and many others that would seem to be awaiting somebody’s vision.

      • Winnie June 18, 2019 (4:29 am)

        Carte Blanche doesn’t mean “dibs.” It means free rein. My question was can he paint any box that he wants? And while I’ve seen other art work displayed in other neighborhoods, I haven’t here. Frankly I find it a little boring. I’m probably his target demographic. And I’m a life long Seattleite. But a little variety would be nice. A public call to artists perhaps?

    • Wsres June 18, 2019 (2:38 am)

      Desmond is a west seattle artist. I think it is pretty cool. 

    • newnative June 18, 2019 (8:34 am)

      I like street art and I cannot lie! 

  • Susan June 17, 2019 (11:26 pm)

    Some of my favorite street art. Thank you Desmond. Maybe the next one could be a woman.

  • Karen Crnich June 18, 2019 (1:20 am)

    I miss hanging out with Nes and Mix A LOT…1250 KFOX Days..

  • Kate June 18, 2019 (4:37 am)

    What about Eddie Vedder (PearlJam), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), and Chris Ballew (PUSA and Caspar Babypants)? They even live in West Seattle!

  • RedHeadsRule June 18, 2019 (7:07 am)

    Mia ZapataStefanie SargentAnn & Nancy WilsonKathleen HannaTobi VailKathi WilcoxJenn Ghetto (Champion)Sera CahoonBrandi CarlisleLet’s hope these icons get some due as well.

    • WSB June 18, 2019 (7:31 am)

      See the link in my comment above; that’s his Ann & Nancy Wilson portrait at fauntleroy/Avalon.

  • WestSeattleGurl June 18, 2019 (7:59 am)

    I love big butts and I can not lie…,,

  • Susan June 18, 2019 (10:06 am)

    How about Tina Bell from Bam Bam

  • waikikigirl June 18, 2019 (10:34 am)

    Instead of posting your wants here let Desmond know on his FB and Instagram pages, I’m sure he’d appreciate and more than likely honor them. 

  • BettytheYeti June 18, 2019 (10:56 am)

    I enjoy these little “treasures” about my town and become annoyed when they are vandalized-tagged.  Thank you for your art  Desmond!

  • West Seattle Hipster June 18, 2019 (11:22 am)

    It is disheartening (but not surprising) to see negative comments about Mr. Hansen’s art.   We need more people like Mr. Hansen who make our community a nicer place to live.   Instead of suggesting Mr. Hansen paint obscure musicians that mainstream society is unaware of, take the initiative to paint portraits of them yourself.Thank you Mr. Hansen for your beautiful work, keep up the great contributions to our community.

  • KK June 20, 2019 (8:31 am)

    @Winnie…SERIOUSLY???  What Desmond has undertaken as a tribute to our many talented artists is part of what makes West Seattle unique. Find your own way to contribute instead of criticizing/whining about someone else’s success. Sour grapes!

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