#InnerCityHues: Marvin Gaye Mural by Aniekan Udofia from 1st Impressions on Vimeo.

“On September 1st, 2013, we created 4 murals in Washington DC as a part of the Heineken Mural Project. Unfortunately, on September 1st, 2014, the original Marvin Gaye Mural @ 7th and S Street NW was covered by the construction of a new home. With the support of Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro, and donations from local residents and business owners, we were able to produce a NEW Marvin Gaye mural directly across the street from the OLD one just in time for Art All Night DC 2014.

Full Details @ innercityhues.com”

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Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about the new Marvin mural in Shaw replacing the one recently covered up by new construction. One reader sends the photo above and writes:

“Marvin is Back! Aneikan Udofo is painting Marvin Gaye on S St., NW, between 7th & 8th.”

Ed. Note: I’ll revisit and post when the mural is finished. So happy to see it happening!

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Photo by PoPville flickr user DC@rt

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“This one is on the MBT trail in NE. It’s called “Crossroads”. It starts with a dimly lit scene with black and white shaded people standing around in a Chinese carry out. Then it shows a burst of color then and a bunch of brightly colored people on bicycles. Perhaps the artist is trying to say NE DC is at a crossroads? The mural is huge and takes up a whole wall.”

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