Public art theft, or stupidity in action

The Friends of the Nib are a local art collective of considerable talent. Regular members include Jim Woodring, David Lasky, Bob Rini, Tom Dougherty, Mark Campos, Dalton Webb, Scott Faulkner, Kinoko, and Marianne Goldin. They do jams, hold benefit sales, and are generally cool people.

Not long ago they put together a spectacular mural on the closed-down Jack-in-the-Box on Broadway.

Which, of course, was almost immediately vandalized. Some human stole the section by Robert Rini.

One can only hope that karmic retribution will be swift and merciless.

Oh, and an open letter to the guy on LJ Seattle who claims that “it’s perfectly reasonable to assume this person just thought they were stealing pretty trash”: Wow, what great respect for an artist’s work. This was a mural, not some random piece of weird junk that somebody with talent can turn into a sculpture. The fact that it’s pretty does not automatically give you rights to decide it should decorate your apartment.

Hat tips to LJ users mr-sadhead and saavedra77.

1 Comment so far

  1. gargamello on June 28th, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

    It’d be nice if the mural had a unifying theme or style. As is it’s just a collage of brightly colored cartoonish meanderings.

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