L.A. muralist paints Freddie Mercury on side of Floyd’s in Mills/50

By : Amanda Espinosa
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ORLANDO | Jonas Never, an artist and muralist from Los Angeles, brought his art skills to Central Florida to paint a pair of murals of cultural icons on the outside walls of two Floyd’s 99 Barbershops in Orlando.

Never painted a large mural of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at the Mills/50 Floyd’s 99 located at 842 N Mills Ave.

The second mural is of the legendary Mr. Fred Rogers and is painted on the side of Winter Park’s Floyd’s 99, located at 610 W Fairbanks Ave.

Both Mercury and Rogers were in the news frequently in 2018 as the subjects of two critically and commercially successful films. The Oscar-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is a biopic on the life of Mercury and the birth of the rock band Queen, became the highest grossing LGBTQ-themed film in cinema history. The Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” was the highest grossing documentary of 2018.

Never has painted more than 65 murals throughout Southern California including pieces featuring The Lakers, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and actor Burt Reynolds.

He has also painted iconic scenes from popular films including the final kick from “The Karate Kid” and the “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal” scene from “Home Alone.”

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For more of Never’s work, visit Never1959 on Instagram.

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