A crew of artists for graffitist and street artist Barry McGee works on a piece behind the House of Blues Thursday. They use Montana spray paint from Spain. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
A crew of artists for graffitist and street artist Barry McGee works on a piece behind the House of Blues Thursday. They use Montana spray paint from Spain. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

Members of artist Barry McGee’s crew rendered an artwork on the outside of the House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Thursday. The work was done in conjunction with McGee’s mid-career survey exhibition, which opens April 6 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

McGee was an integral member of the Mission School of San Francisco during the early ’90s — an urban movement led by so-called street artists — and began his career as a graffitist. He has made it a point to subvert artistic expectations ever since.

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