Acclaimed Contemporary Pop Artist Will Paint Mural Live for Lupine Plaza Audience

CODA Gallery presents “Todd Gray: Love Always Wins,” an outdoor celebration centered on the acclaimed contemporary pop artist. Starting March 13 and during the week before the opening of his solo gallery exhibition Gray will be outside painting a mural on the gallery façade facing Lupine Plaza.

Gray achieved renown when hundreds of thousands watched him create the now iconic mural Flabbergast at the site of The World Trade Center in New York City (see video).

“Art has the power to heal and my new work at CODA Gallery will be instilled with the same joy of life that Flabbergast brought to downtown NYC,” said Gray. “I hope the feeling will be heartening during these difficult times.”


Lupine Plaza at the corner of El Paseo and Lupine Lane is a shaded and charming outdoor space where visitors can enjoy music plus food and refreshments as they watch Gray paint.

Gray’s new CODA Gallery exhibition Love Always Wins, opens Friday, March 19, with the outdoor dedication of the new mural at 4 pm, and continues through March 31.

Visitors to CODA will see his latest collection of world-class sculptures, created in his unique visual language of simple wooden geometric cubes painted with brilliant acrylic colors and clean lines.

“The vibrancy, color, energy and enthusiasm in Todd’s work make people happy and that in turn helps them heal,” said Ellis Goodman, owner of the CODA Gallery. “Love always wins in his work, as it should in life.”

CODA Gallery has been a vital member of the desert community for more than three decades. It was named Best Gallery in California in 2017 and 2020 by the American Art Awards. The gallery, at 73400 El Paseo, is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

Pop art fans frequently visit Gray’s online Pop Shop and the Todd Gray Studios on Facebook. He can also be reached via text at 1-818-446-1105 or on Instagram @toddgray_studios Contacts: For Todd Gray For CODA Gallery 760-346-4661 or or