That is crazy. It needs to be romoved asap.That't not art.
Actually, I like it. Beats a plain brown alley wall that invites taggers to put their mark on it.If it's not breaking any zoning restrictions, why not give a tip of the hat to a property owner who cares enough to dress up the neighborhood, even if the art's not to your taste?
I think it is going to make it harder to find whores along that block they will just blend into the wall. It is kind of like hooker camo.
Assuming this was done at the direction of or in cooperation with the dog grooming business, I have to wonder at their business sense. Who is their demographic? The types of dog owners who are willing to pay someone money to groom their dog aren't exactly the kuumba lynx crowd, if you catch my drift. That said, it's still better than gang graffiti. I forget where I read it, but someone on some other blog commented that while murals can be interesting, rarely are they a sign of a healthy neighborhood...
Looks interesting, but I wouldn't support that business.
I would agree. It's interesting, but when you first look at it quickly, it look likes graffiti gone wild.
It's trashy plain and simple. I won't support that business.
Plus it sends a mixed message that graffiti is okay. Just encourages taggers.
That's no mural. Looks just like typical gang banger graff.
I like the pics of the pups, but I can't make out the writing. What does it say?
2 thumbs up, a great piece by an obviously quite talented graf artist. I find it interesting that no one seems to have a problem with "graffiti" as long as it's painted, plastered, hung in neon lights, wrapped on a train, shoved in your mailbox, or hammered into your head as a "jingle." Long live the AMEX and NASDAQ -----and "Times New Roman."
If the artist has some respect in the gang community, they'll avoid tagging the wall so as not to show him disrespect. If the mural keeps the gangs from tagging, more power to it.Oh, and was Rome an unhealthy neighborhood? Murals were very popular then...
Yeah, because a comparison of murals in the Roman Empire and graffit art in 21st century Uptown is so on point.That was the dumbest thing I've read in the Uptown Update comment section in the past two or three days (which makes it pretty damn dumb)
Freakin' HIDEOUS!! I have two dogs and hereby pledge to never patronize this place.
Wonder what happened to the homeless guy who was pictured there last month sleeping next to the dumpster?