Oakland Coliseum Mural
After seeing the mural by Mindy at Bix Supper Club, a popular restaurant in San Francisco, the owners of the Oakland Coliseum contacted Mindy to potentially paint a mural for their new building. Knowing that the arena would be used for various professional athletics (sometimes referred to as “sports ball” by people who do not thoroughly appreciate the nuances of professional sports), Mindy decided to abstract the idea into sections, of Before, During, and After the game. She gave them three versions of this tai-part mural; one was “artistic”, another was abstract, and another was realistic. She was inspired by depictions of classical Greek and Roman athletes. The owners decided that they didn’t want images of naked men and Mindy’s murals were never actualized, but she was happy to have her head in that game for a while.