At last glance, and as of at least 3 weeks ago, the offending graffito had been scrubbed off the pillars at the park entrance. If this is the future of public art, I say place derelict railroad cars in the park, weld the doors shut, and let the graffiti writers have at it.
29 March 2010
McEwan checked in regarding the January post about graffiti in Washington Park. The graffiti writer claims that a woman he names has AIDS, herpes, bubonic plague, etc. McEwan alleges that this might have been an art school prank. I can't publish McEwan's comment because he included what he believes is the woman's real name. If McEwan is correct about the name, I would prefer to maintain the woman's privacy, assuming she exists. The speculation about an art school connection is interesting. Who knows? One student's prank is another student's thesis.
Posted by David Carney at 03:20