Fitting tribute to artist displayed on building on Brighton Boulevard

DENVER -- There are five large portraits on a building on Brighton Boulevard. They’ve been there for a few weeks now and people are starting to wonder who are the people.

The artist responsible, Gamma, said the five people are Bits, Icon, Skape, Doher and Preach, all graffiti artists, all deceased.

And underneath each portrait, taggers have come by to make their mark, but it’s not what you think.

Friends and artists who knew the five men were invited to come out and tag their feelings underneath the portraits. It was an homage to them, not an insult.

Gamma said he did this out of respect for his fellow artists, some of whom he did not even know, because he felt it was a fitting tribute to a fellow artist.