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A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.

Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, which are then attached to the wall (e.g., with marouflage. Whether these works can be accurately called, in other words "murals" is a subject of some controversy in the art world, but the technique has been in common use since the late 19th century.

Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse spent their careers burning the candle at both ends until there wasn't any wax left. Now, these tragic pop icons are the subjects of a brand-new mural on the Lower East Side by in-demand street artist Kobra.

Eduardo Kobra is a Brazilian street artist. He is notable for painting murals, usually depicting portraits with a technique of repeating squares and triangles. Kobra utilizes bright colors and bold lines while staying true to a kaleidoscope theme throughout his art.

The Lower East Side, New York City is one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods. The former Bargain District meets your late-night comedy, pastrami-on-rye and tattoo needs as its home to some of the best comedy clubs, one of the best New York delis and great tattoo shops. Culturally, the Tenement Museum keeps the area's history alive in a series of restored apartments visited via themed guided tours, but most of the area’s cultural draws are contemporary including the numerous art galleries on the LES.

They're painted in Kobra's signature blend of grisaille portraits and color-saturated, kaleidoscopic backgrounds. Using a split-face style similar to one he employed for an East Village mural of Michael Jackson, Kobra joins Joplin with Cobain and Morrison with Hendrix, while Winehouse is seen on her own in profile.

Kobra has had a very busy summer and fall. His 27 Club tribute is the latest of several murals celebrating important figures that include Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and a 9/11 firefighter.

Renowned Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra has unveiled another soaring mural in New York.

Following up on his split-faced Michael Jackson in the East Village and combined profiles of Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi in Chelsea, the artist has moved in a more symbolic direction for his latest work: a seven-story kneeling firefighter meant to pay tribute to lives lost on 9/11.

The new piece, which Kobra referred to as the braves of 9/11 has completely transformed a formerly blank wall located at 780 Third Avenue in Midtown East. The mural depicts a brightly-colored firefighter, mirroring the artists’ other murals, in front of an American flag.

The Eduardo Kobra is known for their great artwork in New York City, the murals painted by them are very beautiful and very colorful, and the beauty of New York City is created by the murals.

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