I've revisited the campus several times in '05 and '06. Pierpont has been totally remodeled and is unrecognizable to those of us who lived there in the 60's and 70's. While I was not allowed in the dorm, I've been told that all the old dorm art has been painted over.
This painting was once at the south
end of the hallway on 3rd Sunset.
Ed Bryant posted at the Pierpont forum:
Jo Yaffe Kjosness added: I worked on patches of the mural, as instructed. Not being particularly artistic, that's as far as they (and I) trusted me!!
Peter Anderson added: Ed gives me too much credit as a lead artisan – probably only because Jill and I were well connected at that time - like Jo, I remember being more of a "follow direction" painter and not leaning much to the artistically blessed group, of which Jill was certainly one. Just think what we could do today with computers and scanners etc! I bet at times contributors included David Fuller, Dan Finer, Sheila, Rich Ragin, maybe even my ex-roommate and current roommate that year Richard Berman and Bruce Frederick. Now there's a bunch of names from the past and where indeed are many of these folks? I bet if we give it a try we could get a lot more people hooked up on this board.
This montage above used to be in Pierpont's first floor west lounge. It was not painted on a wall but was painted on a panel that could be moved. The picture was stitched from snapshots. Artist unknown. A hi-res version is available. (2000x1071 pixel 370k)
This Second Sunset mural was painted in the Spring 77 semester. Given its size and the narowness of the hallway the mural had to be shot in segments. Does anyone know if it's still there? Artist: Karl Franzen
"Cat Under The Stars"
This is was the cover of the 1978 album by Jerry Garcia. This mural was once on the north wall of the east lounge. The artist is reportedly Frank Emery who authored the "4" comic strip that ran in the Collegian back in '79-80.
This painting used to be in the hall leading from the elevator lobby to Second Sunset. It's a "fixed" version of a bad scan which only shows how a pic can be further butchered by a PhotoShop novice.