Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Makin' Love...With Wrestlers Watching

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2007 at 11:51 AM
"I have what doctors call a little bit of a weight problem"
You've probably seen stencil artist Peat Wollaeger's work around town, either painted on random walls or hanging in galleries: albino alley cats, elephants and, most famously, his head shots of dead fat comedians (John Candy, John Belushi, Curly, Oliver Hardy, Chris Farley).

The artist was recently dispatched to San Francisco to design and paint a room at the new Hotel Del Artes, a whimsical hotel near Union Square. The result is "Casa del Luchador," a room honoring Mexican wrestlers.

The time-lapse clip below captures a masked Wollaeger making the murals and aping for the camera. You can catch him this Saturday night making live art at Wall Ball 2007 at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Blvd.; 314-367-4527).

(Disclosure: I'm DJing. More disclosure: I'm going to rock the place most righteously.)

-Randall Roberts

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