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Mac Miller featured in Los Angeles mural

Megan Tomasic
Venice, California based artist Gustavo Zermeno Jr. painted a mural of rapper Mac Miller, finishing it just in time for his Jan. 19 birthday. He would have been 27.

Although he’s from Pittsburgh, rapper Mac Miller now has a place on a Los Angeles store front.

Venice, Calif.-based artist Gustavo Zermeno Jr. painted a mural of the singer, finishing it just in time for Miller’s Jan. 19 birthday. He would have been 27.

“I really am a huge fan,” Zermeno said in a phone interview with the Tribune-Review. “It’s something I really wanted. I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback. There’s a lot of Mac fans.”

The mural, which took Zermeno two days to paint with the help of some friends, features Miller looking out toward the street with his left hand up to his mouth. To the left of his portrait is a keyboard with Miller’s hands, showing his Pittsburgh Pirates tattoo and “Most Dope” across his knuckles. To the right of Miller, the mural reads “Mac: 92 til infinity.”

The mural, mostly in black and white, also features Pittsburgh’s famous black and yellow.

Located at 3665 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, the mural is painted on a label printing company Express Label.

Zermeno started painting murals in 2014 and picked up the art again in 2016. He got noticed when he painted a mural of LeBron James followed by several others including one of Aretha Franklin.

Originally starting with canvases and watercolor paintings, Zermeno made the switch to murals when he realized that it was an art that could be appreciated for free.

“I never took it seriously,” he said. “For my mom’s birthday I would paint her a small card.”

Now, pictures of his work are receiving thousands of likes on his Instagram account.

For Miller’s mural, the size and uninvited rain forced Aermeno to take a full day to design and build 6 foot stencils that help with the painting once they were able to get to work outside.

“We kind of just pieced it together,” he said.

But Zermeno was able to complete the mural in time for Miller’s birthday.

“It actually landed on my mom’s birthday too so it had a little bit of meaning for me,” he said.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, or via Twitter @MeganTomasic..

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, or via Twitter .

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