Taggers and street artists could not ask for a better canvas than the blank wall of the Alfredo Market in Echo Park. The wall overlooks the busy intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue, where constant traffic jams turn motorists into a captive audience. A year ago, the approximately 30-foot-long Alfredo Market wall became the home of a mural – Roost Above The Rest – that seemed to keep gang-related taggers away.
Now, another mural has appeared on the same wall and its creation was documented in the above video (beware of the very loud Dead Kennedys sound track) posted on The Site Unscene (h/t LAist). The new mural, which was spray painted into place late last month, is the work of an Echo Park street artist known as Kophns One or Koffinz, who collaborated on the previous mural. A post on The Site Unscene said that Koffinz had expressed himself with a marker all over the neighborhood but is now involved in more artistic pursuits:
Kophns grew up exposed to all types of street art and started his street art career by drawing characters on walls with permanent markers throughout his neighborhood. It wasn’t until 2008 that Kophns decided to transfer his skills, officially, into street art. He showcases his artistic talent with lively, edgy and intriguing street characters, which quickly became highly recognizable figures in the street art community. Now you can find his iconic images on almost every street corner in Los Angeles.