COSTA MESA — James Marshall, known better as the artist "Dalek," unveiled his 8-foot-tall, 37-foot-long continuous mural to the public Wednesday night at Hurley's )( Space gallery.
Hundreds of people stopped by the room, staring at the piece, which spanned two walls.
Buyers, who could purchase a slice of the painting by the square foot, used a Plexiglas square to decide which part would be their future painting. The audience stared as men in white Hurley lab coats had the difficult task of cutting out pieces of the mural.
Fans came from Orange County and beyond to see Dalek's newest endeavor.
David Wright, 28, of Seal Beach, heard about the show through art blogs and was excited about the purchase of a 4-foot-by-4-foot section of the mural.
"Blues, reds, greens, yellows … it has everything I need," said Wright. "It has the ray at the top, color spectrum and the black door to infinity on the left."