Larry Wilson: Mural mistakenly whitew...

Larry Wilson: Mural mistakenly whitewashed, could be re-done

There are 7 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Dec 1, 2009, titled Larry Wilson: Mural mistakenly whitewashed, could be re-done. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

A recent suggestion in this space for one way out of Pasadena's public-art squabble wasn't meant to be taken to radical extremes.

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Fish Face

Alhambra, CA

#1 Dec 2, 2009
Mr. Alderrete is in fine company joining Da Vinci and Buonarroti as the supper and chapel of Sixtus were repainted in total or in large part for various reasons - some having to do with misguided municipal considerations.

Paint it again. Maybe different. Maybe better. Put your crew together, Mr. Alderrete and good luck.

I think you should charge double this time.

Altadena, CA

#2 Dec 2, 2009
No administrator wants to give up their job. It's always the middle guy that gets laid off. The CEO and the janitor are the last to go. You can take your pick which group the administrators fall into.

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Dec 2, 2009
This Larry wilson commentary has no meaning for me nor most of the people that read The Pasadena Star News.
It must have been one of those days when there was absolutely nothing to write he wrote about this.

Artesia, CA

#4 Dec 2, 2009
the mural is horrible and should stay down.
It's not art, it's GRAFFITI. The bldg looks better w/o the mural.$2500 wasted on a horrific mural like that - don't they have anything BETTER to spend their money on?
Weston DeWalt

Glendale, CA

#5 Dec 2, 2009
A painter covers up a mural for which the city paid out $2,500; an investigation is being conducted; and everyone is up in arms. Rightly so. The Pasadena Center Operating Company makes two commissioned sculptures disappear from the Convention Center Plaza, after a City outlay of more than $100,000 and there is not a lick of serious investigation conducted. Oh that the management and Board of the PCOC had received as much scrutiny as will the owner of the property where the mural was disappeared! If a serious look had been taken at the PCOC's actions - and that of City Council - perhaps we would have our Arts & Cultural Affairs approved sculptures by now. Unless, of course, someone came up with the bright idea to make their installation temporary.

Concord, CA

#6 Dec 3, 2009
Does the store owner have any rights over the outside of their property? Just curious to know if the owner agreed to the mural in the first place
Average American


#7 Dec 3, 2009
What Larry Wilson fails to grasp is that in a tough economy, the public sector needs to tighten its belts---not spend thousands of dollars on a mural.
If Larry is so passionate about the mural, why doesn't he write the check to finance it ?

Most taxpayers are currently preoccupied with the economy and jobs and taxes and spending, particularly as the Christmas shopping season is upon us.

People are also concerned about the fight against Islamic jihadists.
Iran has recently announced it is building 10 uranium enrichment facilities.
And just a few weeks ago, a jihadist who is in the U.S. Army, shot 45 people, killing 13, after making numerous public announcements that infidels must be killed.

Yet Larry Wilson is largely focused on writing columns about murals, a fork in the road, architecture which he disapproves of, expensive new condos in the south Lake Ave corridor, doggie-doo bags in the park, and publicly praising his favorite bistros and wine vendors.

Larry appears to be disconnected from average Americans.

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