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Magnificent Murals

BY Nevin Martell | December 4, 2017 | Feature Features

In honor of our December creativity issue, check out these buzzy restaurants that boast wall-size art that's just as fetching as the food coming from the kitchen.
The stunning mural at Wilson Hardware in Arlington, which employs both paint and paint and papier-mâché to dramatic effect.

Installations in the entryway and on the ceiling by Rick Bach depict surrealistic characters and foodstuffs, mimicking chef-owner Hamilton Johnson’s tattoos.
1990 M St. NW, 202.659.1990

Well-known Oaxacan street artist Yescka created whimsical pieces starring a marigold-sniffing skeleton, a rainbow of butterflies and Frida Kahlo sporting a mohawk. 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202.621.9695

El Techo
DC’s Eric B. Ricks channeled Miami’s Wynwood Walls to craft a vibrant starburst of blues, greens and purples complemented by a hummingbird in flight. 606 Florida Ave. NW, 202.751.4394

Wilson Hardware
Forged from paint, wallpaper and papier-mâché, the alluring image of a mysterious woman hiding behind a spray of flowers sprawls across the wall by the bar. 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703.527.4200

Taqueria del Barrio
An epic Our Lady of Guadalupe—the patron saint of Mexico—painted on the exposed brick by artist Matthew McMullen watches over the dining room. 821 Upshur St. NW, 202.723.0200

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