Wolfgang Van Halen Explains What He Thinks About Eddie Van Halen’s Memorial Mural
Former Van Halen frontman Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page praising a mural that included his late father, Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen in addition to thanking the artist who has done the painting at Guitar Center.
As many of you know, the legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away nearly 4 months ago after his long battle with throat cancer. His family, fans, and fellow musicians poured thousands of farewell messages after the passing of Eddie in addition to creating memorials in his hometown.
Since Eddie Van Halen’s loss still is a heartbreaking incident, his fans keep on remembering the iconic guitarist by creating artworks in different forms. Recently, a Los Angeles based artist, Robert Vargas created a beautiful mural of Eddie Van Halen in Guitar Center Hollywood.
Wolfgang Van Halen shared a picture of the mural on his official Twitter page and expressed his gratitude for the artist Robert Vargas for creating such a breathtaking mural of his father. Wolfgang also revealed that he is honored to see his father memorialized in such a beautiful way.
Here is what Wolfgang said:
“I want to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to the unfathomably talented Robert Vargas and Guitar Center for the painting of this incredible mural of my father at Guitar Center Hollywood. What an incredible honor it is to see Pop immortalized in such a beautiful way.”
After some of the fans shared posts on Twitter stating that the painting does not look like Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen shared another post on his official Twitter page stressing the fact that the resemblance is uncanny in addition to praising the mural.
Here is what he said:
“The mural is incredible. Literally flawless. I can understand ‘not liking a particular piece of art’ for whatever reason, but saying it doesn’t look like him makes you look BIG dumb. It’s not even a matter of taste, it’s just straight-up wrong.”
You can see the Twitter post below.
What an incredible honor it is to see Pop immortalized in such a beautiful way. pic.twitter.com/BdfwevCnJC
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) January 27, 2021
The mural is incredible. Literally flawless. I can understand “not liking a particular piece of art” for whatever reason, but saying it doesn’t look like him makes you look BIG dumb. It’s not even a matter of taste, it’s just straight up wrong. pic.twitter.com/fJsrzjYzCT
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) January 28, 2021