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A year ago, for the sculpture that exploded on social media, Jones took care of his own painting. But he’s been a lifelong Bills fan — he remembers being on TV with his father and grandfather when Buffalo lost Super Bowl XXV by one point to the New York Giants — and that seemed like a touch. of fate when Alejandro, raised in the Old First Ward, settled nearby.

Their elemental connection, they agree, is team loyalty. Alejandro said even his wife, Jessie, who grew up near Kansas City and has “a piece of her heart still with the Chiefs,” is supporting the Bills this time around.

In his new home, away from the city, Alejandro keeps busy. He inherited his passion for the Bills from his father, who was born in Puerto Rico. Last summer, Alejandro was the lead artist for Los Artistas del Barrio Buffalo, a collective of Latino artists who created a beautiful mural of baseball great Roberto Clemente on the wall of Burgos Barber Shop on St. Niagara.

Alejandro is also enjoying an explosion of jobs at South End businesses, as well as commissions from several Seneca Nation dispensaries that can now sell legal marijuana and want his colorful murals for their walls.

Vinny Alejandro works on the Roberto Clemente mural at Efrain Burgos Barber Shop on Niagara Street.

Courtesy of Los Artistas del Barrio Buffalo

As for the Bills, they have been part of Alejandro’s life since he was little. He’s done countless Bills-themed murals all over western New York, though his favorite remains a rendering of a giant Bills helmet, surrounded by wagons, on a building on Abbott Road in New York City. Orchard Park stadium complex.

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