EVENT: Legendary ‘Endless Summer’ Artist John Van Hamersveld to Unveil Surf Mural in Hermosa Beach
WHAT: Unveiling of “The Great Wave” Mural in Hermosa Beach, California
28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Underground Pub & Grill—located on the corner of 14th Street and Hermosa Ave in Downtown Hermosa Beach
WHO: John Van Hamersveld and the Hermosa Beach Murals Project
VISUALS: 75-foot-long, 19-foot tall Great Wave art piece on the side of Underground Pub & Grill. Interviews will be available with artist and community leaders.
Legendary artist John Van Hamersveld will unveil “Hermosa’s Great Wave” on Sunday, June 28, 2014 at 11:30AM. The mural depicts the evolution of surfboards through time- visually expressing the narrative through silhouettes of three surfers, each holding a different surfboard representing a distinct era. The image overlays a collage of colorful, abstract shapes and an expansive, all-powerful wave.
John Van Hamersveld created the iconic “Endless Summer” surf movie poster along with some of the
most recognized album covers, including the Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour”, the
“Exile on Mainstreet”, the Beach Boys “Made
in California” and
“ Crown of Redemption”. Van Hamersveld’s 1966 “Endless Summer” poster is in the
New York Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
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