“Love” at Tiffany’sNovember 16th, 2012 Posted in Architecture, Painting/Decorative Arts
What a great way to disguise the not-so-attractive construction phase of a build-out. This Danny Roberts mural was only one of four murals that were created for the construction of the new Tiffany store in Soho that opened in September.
The 27 year old California artist revealed that Tiffany’s two requirements were to show the artists’ interpretation of “love” and to incorporate their “Tiffany Blue” color. Here is the progression of the process, starting with the black “slate” and ending with 133 hours of painting. One hundred hours were spent doing prep work (drawing, beginning to fill in the color) prior to the canvas being applied to the black plywood; the last 33 hours were spent painting on location after the canvas was applied.
Roberts graduated from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, studying fashion design. While there, a teacher encouraged him to pursue fashion illustration and he has risen to the top rather quickly. He and his brother created the hugely popular blog, Igor + André. To see a video of Roberts in action while painting the Tiffany mural, visit here.