Faces of Reykjavik by Guido Van Helton

Reykjavik street art

This mural is by Australian artist Guido Van Helton. He was commissioned to work his magic on this building after the owner saw his painting of an old’s man’s face on a nearby house (image below. The grandfather mural is based on a photo of the grandfather of the woman who owns the house.) The mural is based on a 1961 photo from a play that Guido found in the Museum of Photography. He will paint two more walls before returning home.  Reykjavik street art

The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Information about the paintings via The Reykjavik Grapevine. You can see more of his work in Iceland here. 

7 thoughts on “Faces of Reykjavik by Guido Van Helton

    • I’ve been walking past the area regularly for about 2 months, and I’m pretty sure it’s been there the whole time, but don’t quote me on that. This is not in a very touristy area. It’s a good 20-25 minute walk from Harpa (if you were going towards the old harbor and away from the sun voyager) and the only other things of note in the area are grocery stores, so it’s not likely you would have seen it if you were just here on vacation.

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