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

JONAS NEVER

  • 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).

 

 

  • 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

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South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC)

P.O. Box 3272, South Pasadena, CA 91031. 

info@sopasartscouncil.org

626-789-5605

The South Pasadena Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization