"Isn't it amazing? I don't know who did it; we have no clue, actually," says City, O' City owner Dan Landes, who definitely appreciates art: He'll do his own DJ set tonight with a tarot card reader at Pon Pon. Landes does a lot for Denver, and a Denver artist just gave him a gift right back. There's work by sanctioned and non-sanctioned artists alike on the exterior of City, O' City, including a Bunny M wheat paste (which has its own Bowie lightning-bolt addition) and a mural by Sandi Calistro. And now there's this salute to David Kilmister. Or Lemmy Bowie.
"My first reaction when anyone dies is, 'Shit... someday this will be me.' But when two rockers die that had such a tremendous impact on multiple generations, my reaction, is 'Shit...who will carry the rock-and-roll torch?' I can't think of one," Landes says, adding that the wheat paste makes him crave a collaboration like "Let's Dance — on Your Grave."
Had the artist approached him, Landes says he would have sanctioned the piece, "but if they asked, the cool factor would be greatly diminished."
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