Once again there seems to be a disconnect with wanna be an art town* and what is actually going on in this (art town) . Just read this so I have to believe the source knows.
Once again the town that reveres art is condoning the shameful practice of destroying a commissioned work of art. Does not mater if I do not like the original or the replacement. You are destroying art willfully. Why? Politics?
“An approval was given to Tuppen”s Marine at 10th Ave N and Dixie Hwy to replace the pink octopus mural with one depicting a boat, the ocean and sport fish, more in line with the others facing Dixie Hwy. REALLY! I’m looking at this photo and it is IT facing Dixie NOT EXACTLY
Yes this wonderful set of murals was vetted and I sat through a meeting that discussed what they felt were short comings etc etc etc. But in the end of day 3 artists made the grade and it’s something to be proud of.
In my opinion that little spot will not be enhanced even more with something “ more in line with the others”
Oh lest we forget this is on the LW page. 3 paragraphs, the last one is this. “The City is the geographic and artistic center of Palm Beach County. The downtown is considered the artistic soul of Lake Worth with a historic theater and a museum, live music clubs, coffee houses, art galleries, antique malls, retail stores, and many restaurants.”
” Leonardo we don’t like the guy in the middle is to blond, he doesn’t look like Judas we need someone more in keeping with the ethnic look”
Editors Note: informed that original artist will be doing the redo. Hope they pay her/him by the square foot this time. ( yes it does matter)