Artist Robert Vargas has finalized a mural he is painting of Eddie Van Halen to be displayed at Guitar Center in Hollywood, which will be unveiled on Jan. 26.
Van Halen, who grew up in Pasadena, died of throat cancer on Oct. 6 at the age of 65. Following Van Halen’s death, fans left flowers at his childhood home on Las Lunas Street in Pasadena. Vargas, a contemporary artist known for his mixed-media portraits, murals and live events, was born and raised in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. His best-known works include a city of L.A. commissioned mural of legendary Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir titled “Can’t Stop.
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