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Giant mural under the M8 motorway in Glasgow, painted by artist Sam Bates.

This guy is a master with spray paint, probably one of the best IMHO.

(The girl walking by is not part of the mural, but helps to show the massive scale of the artwork which is approx 130ft x 30ft)

Commissioned by Glasgow City Council, as a measure to combat graffiti, this is the largest of a series of murals painted by Glasgow based artist Sam Bates.
The sporting theme of the murals is inspired by Glasgow’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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mural, glasgow, m8, graffiti, 2014 commonwealth games, smug, scotland, uk, swimmers

Comments

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Really amazing! Thank you for submitting this to StreetArt Group!!

  • Thank you Gena. It is a fabulous mural.

    – Ward McNeill

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 3 years ago

    Wow! Excellent find and timing! :-) val

  • Many thanks Val.

    – Ward McNeill

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 3 years ago

    Love this!

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    Val :-))

  • Many thanks Val.

    – Ward McNeill

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your Challenge Top Ten!! Wonderful!! Gena

  • Thank you Gena.

    – Ward McNeill

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonabout 3 years ago

    Stunning art work brilliantly captured. The inclusion of the girl completes the image.

  • Thanks Roddy. Certainly helps brighten up our city.

    – Ward McNeill

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 3 years ago

    awesome :))

  • Cheers Trish.
    Although now based in Glasgow, the artist is originally from Australia.
    You are a talented bunch. ;-)

    – Ward McNeill

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing work! where are the rest of the murals?

  • Yeah mate, Sam (Smug) is an extremely talented artist.
    This is by far the largest of the murals. There are groups of smaller ones in four other locations that I know of.
    1) under the M8 at Anderston train station.
    2) under the M8 at Springfield Quay
    3) under the railway bridge on the Broomielaw
    4) under the M8 on Provan Road
    The detail murals on Provan Road is amazing, unfortunately they were already starting to degrade when I photographed them over two years ago. They can be seen on Google Street View.

    – Ward McNeill

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you very much!
    Would you like to try our challenge- here

  • dafu
    dafualmost 3 years ago

    Is that painting?

  • It is indeed.

    – Ward McNeill

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 3 years ago


    31.08.2011

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