A clarification, concerning the lack of a mural -- replaced by graffiti -- on Echo Park Avenue. I heard from Greg, the artist who lives at one of the studios at EP and Duane St., and he was rightly concerned that it be understood he was not the one who whitewashed the unusual mural that so many people in the neighborhood loved. The photograph that he sent shows graffiti in place of the mural, which had been left alone by taggers who liked the old mural. As Greg said in his email, nature abhors a vacuum.
Hi Jenny, I just read your blog entry "Dueling paint-outs" I am a teant in one of the two storefronts, 1930 Echo Park Avenue, at the corner of Echo Park Ave and Duane Street.
The painting over of the mural has angered many long term residents as evidenced by the pouring of paint on the dinosaur and the large lettered graffitti found on the building this morning.