Dia de La Parka

Mexican wrestler, and another of my personal heroes, La Parka, is largely remembered in the U.S. for his respectable run in WCW during the late 90's. He was instantly this beacon of cool in the otherwise corny, by-the-numbers formula that pro-wrestling generally stuck to. Brought in as a novelty to kill time in between the steroid monsters of the 80's, he used what he had learned from performing in front of thousands of diverse Mexicans crowds to get himself over with the American audience, proving you just can't hide charisma, even with a full body skeleton leotard.

Returning to Mexico with a suitcase full of cash and a shit load of TV exposure, he quickly retook his place as one of lucha's top stars where he remains today under the name L.A. Park (don't ask).

This piece was for a Day of the Dead show last year and is a mashup of vintage Dr. Doom art and Mexico's favorite dancing skeleton.

16" x 26", stencils vs. spraypaint vs. wood

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