A week or so after I found the above, I was checking out some of the street art along Tobin Street when I came upon another version of this piece. There was less of him there, but it was the same guitarist.
This time he was in blue, and the piece included the name of the artist - Vincent Zara. Mr. Zara does a lot of great portraits of the guitarist Rory Gallagher, so these two pieces are examples of his work in that vein.
Another version of this portrait, on canvas, was included in the exhibition of his work (called "Vincentzara Sells Out") earlier this year at The Pavilion pub in Carey's Lane. I nearly bought it. I probably should have, but someone else beat me to it while I was thinking it over. Oh well.
Here's a link to a photo of the piece on the walls of the Pav, courtesy of Mr. Zara's "Bookface" page:
Also, here's a link to a general photo of the exhibition on the walls of the pub:
Here is a link to an article on the Cork Arts Review website about that Vincent Zara exhibition at the Pav:
Also, here is a link to the cool poster for the show:
By the way, if you are not familiar with Rory Gallagher's music, check out this clip of him from the film of his 1974 Irish tour. The clip also provides some interesting views of Cork as it was 40 years ago....
The photos on this page were taken by me in August 2012.
The Rory on Tobin Street has a couple of interesting neighbours that I'll include here. First, on the left side, a pink frog....
We'll cover more of the other pieces along Tobin Street another time.