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Eddie Van Halen Mural Brings Fans to Hollywood to Pay Tribute

An avid Van Halen fan himself, Vargas’ larger-than-life mural work can be seen throughout Los Angeles, as he has paid tribute to several L.A.-based bands before, including The Doors.

What You Need To Know

Grammy-winning musician Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen died last October of cancer

L.A.-based artist Robert Vargas created a mural in his memory in twelve days, painting freehand

The mural can be found at the Hollywood Guitar Center, where Van Halen's handprints and Frankenstrat guitar can be viewed

Since its unveiling last month, fans have been making in person pilgrimages to see the mural and pay tribute

"My first record was a Van Halen record," said Vargas. "My first concert was a Van Halen concert and they’re hometown heroes. [Eddie] got to see me paint at one point, which was really cool. It's interesting how it’s full circle. I get to use my creative process to celebrate his creative process.”

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