Wolfgang Van Halen Defends ‘Literally Flawless’ Mural Of Late Father
Wolfgang Van Halen commended Los Angeles artist Robert Vargas, who painted a massive mural of his late father Eddie Van Halen, calling it “literally flawless.”
The 17-feet tall and 105-feet long mural, which shows Eddie playing his iconic “Frankenstrat” guitar, wearing his necklace and backed by the Van Halen band logo, is titled “Long Live the King.”
Wolfgang was responding to a comment by one of his fans about the mural on Twitter saying, “I loved Eddie but that doesn’t look like him at all”.
“Homie better get some glasses, because he can’t see sh*t. The mural is incredible. Literally flawless. I can understand ‘not liking a particular piece of art’ for whatever reason, but saying it doesn’t look like him makes you look BIG dumb. It’s not even a matter of taste, it’s just straight up wrong,” he tweeted.
After the mural was unveiled on the outer wall at the rear entrance of the Guitar Center’s flagship store in Hollywood on Tuesday, Wolfgang said, “I want to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to the unfathomably talented [Robert Vargas] and [Guitar Center] for the painting of this incredible mural of my father at Guitar Center Hollywood.”
“What an incredible honor it is to see Pop immortalized in such a beautiful way,” the former Van Halen bassist said on Twitter on Wednesday.
(Photo: Abby Gillardi)
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