A wild Tiger King mural has popped up in Seattle

Apr 17 2020, 5:35 pm

If you’re a cool cat or kitten looking for some groovy art, you’re going to want to take a peek at Bailee Hiatt’s new mural.

The large Tiger King piece was painted in collaboration with Rudy’s Barbershop and Paint 2 Change, a non-profit organization that advocates for graffiti writers.

While we don’t advise breaking physical distancing rules, those searching for the piece will be able to find it on the boarded-up windows of Rudy’s in Fremont. It’s pretty tough to miss the large image of Joe Exotic surrounded by tigers.


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Bailee Hiatt told Daily Hive that she “thought it would be funny to paint [Joe Exotic’s] haircut on a boarded up barber shop and the rest of the design came from there. The tigers were inspired by classic tattoo designs and they bring a fun sensuality to the whole painting.”

She also mentioned that the mural is set to be completed by the end of the weekend.

Although this mural is the first in Seattle to feature Joe Exotic, itĀ isn’t the first to pop up in the city.

The Ballard Art Community, NOVO Painting and Property Services, Ballard business owners, and the Ballard Alliance have teamed up to make the Ballard neighborhood a little brighter, while the Derschang Group led the art movement in Capitol Hill.

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