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Buying into the Mural Trap
Cactus Thorns ^ | 11/19/12 | Dan O'brian

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 don’t 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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TOPICS: Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: art; government; money; mural
A pied piper enters town with a bucket of brushes, a trunk full of partial cans of paint and a pitch to change the town with murals. We don’t know where this stranger comes from, but he has a Canadian Accent as do all these guys. What starts as a couple of cute brightly painted drawings on the walls on old abandoned stores, soon if you don’t 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.

We in Twentynine Palms are all to familiar with this scenario, we’ve 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...

1 posted on 11/24/2012 6:58:02 AM PST by starpublisher
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To: starpublisher

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.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 7:00:52 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: starpublisher

I live in a loft.

They just muraled my building.

https://www.facebook.com/TheGiantStorybookProject#!/photo.php?fbid=302236316544458&set=a.296537617114328.52259.291081624326594&type=1&theater


3 posted on 11/24/2012 8:01:21 AM PST by BOOHA
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To: starpublisher

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.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 8:00:49 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: BOOHA

I hope you have blinds on your windows. Sorry but I would not want to look at that all the time.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 8:01:55 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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