Back in April, Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, a.k.a. Vhils, visited the Cincinnati metro area and created this scratched wall mural on the side of Mainstay Rock Bar on 5th St. downtown.
The artist carved into the wall using a drill and chisel, exposing the brick beneath the plaster to create a large-scale portrait. Actually, someone told me that he put plaster on the wall so that he could then remove parts of it to create this image. I hope it’s not true — that would be so contrived. Does anyone know whether or not this was done?
The subject is Tim Dwight, president of Motch Jewelers in Covington, KY.