SOUTH PASADENA ARTS COUNCIL
KOBE BRYANT TRIBUTE MURAL
An original mural of Lakers legend and icon Kobe Bryant will be unveiled on April 17, 2021 at the 1020 Mission Street complex in South Pasadena as a joint project commissioned by building owner Thano Adamson of Mission Tile West, tenant Andrew D. Bernstein, and co-sponsored by the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC).
Bernstein, the longtime team photographer for the Los Angeles Lakers and senior official photographer for the NBA, photographed the entirety of Kobe Bryant’s 20-year, Hall of Fame career and was co-author with Bryant on the worldwide bestselling book, “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.” In 2018, Bernstein was honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the prestigious Curt Gowdy Award for Media.
The approximate 15’x15’ mural will be painted by renowned artist Jonas Never from a photograph Bernstein took as Bryant left the court for the last time in a Lakers uniform on April 13, 2016, following a magical 60-point performance. The mural unveiling will coincide with the five-year anniversary of Bryant’s final professional game. It will be the first tribute mural to Bryant in South Pasadena. Other tribute murals throughout Southern California and the world can be viewed here: kobemural.com
PHOTO BY NBA HALL OF FAME PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW BERNSTEIN
PAINTED BY RENOWNED ARTIST
By donating $250 or more your name will be permanently included on the list of donors alongside the mural and you will be invited to the unveiling event (Covid restrictions permitting).
10% of your donation will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Foundation.
Donations received in excess of the cost of the project will be donated to the Foundation and to SPARC.
Please send your donation by March 15, 2021
If you wish to pay by mail, please make a check out to:
South Pasadena Arts Council
Mail to: South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) P.O. Box 3272, South Pasadena, CA 91031
Many thanks for helping to honor Kobe’s memory and support the arts in South Pasadena.
SPARC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit arts organization. Your donations are tax-deductible - Tax-ID. 81-3642918