VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub


If you’ve passed by the old McMurphy’s Pub near where the south edge of White Center meets north Burien (11069 16th Ave SW), you may have noticed some unusual painting going on the south side of the building.

An urban artist named Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson has painted a mural on it, in an effort “to repurpose a dilapidated community space.”

The old pub will apparently be re-opening sometime in 2015 as the “People’s Republic of Music.” Word is that it will become a live music performance space, a recording studio as well as an all-local music store.

Here’s a video showing the work ‘Weirdo’ has done so far:

Here are some photos of the building from the project’s Facebook page:




Here’s more info on the Artist:

For the last decade Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson has been a prominent force in the urban contemporary scene in Seattle. From his vividly inspiring city block mural on 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle, to his inclusion in Chase Jarvis’ “Seattle 100” book of the most influential people in Seattle, Jacobson has been a making major strides and his career as an in demand emerging artist has been blooming. He recently received the prestigious 4Culture/Artist Trust “Conductive Garboil Grant” in 2011 for his murals in the Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square area. In addition to his larger than life spray-painted walls, Jeff is also known for his hyperrealistic yet surrealistically dreamlike gallery work. His canvases reflect his vision of a changing world underscored by darkness, yet balanced by a creative benevolent force. His work often features grotesquely surrealistic organic forms, inspired by plants, funguses, and corals, which sprout from hyper-realistic portraits. These figures and portraits display an astonishing level of finish and detail.

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2 Responses to “VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub”
  1. Nathan says:

    Wow! I drive by every day and am amazed at how realistic it is. My 4 year old daughter had a great critique, saying “how beautiful! I want to kiss it, because it looks like he is just about to kiss someone.” Rad.

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