Skip to comments.Buying into the Mural Trap
Posted on 11/24/2012 6:57:55 AM PST by starpublisher
It starts as a couple of cute brightly painted drawings on the walls on old abandoned stores. Soon if you dont watch it turns into, a major government project. Its great for the chosen few that are paid by the local governments as it becomes the driving patron of the arts.
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We in Twentynine Palms are all to familiar with this scenario, weve lived it. What begins as an artist colony attempt to redevelop an area through art, soon spirals into government intervention, regulations and denying property owners their rights. Soon government is telling you what content is acceptable. Government soon wants to control the message. Nothing good comes from governments becoming patrons of the arts.
Muralist Dan Louden, 52, has painted murals at...
It used to be the ailanthus tree (see “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”) that announced the death of a community. Now it is certainly the awful murals.
I live in a loft.
They just muraled my building.
In some towns the murals look ok but in most it just looks like ghetto. Very few cities can pull it off to make it look like art. It ends up looking like lipstick on a pig.
I hope you have blinds on your windows. Sorry but I would not want to look at that all the time.
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