Tag Archives: Graffiti

Taggers of Mural Of Jim Morphesis Monument Put On Notice!

While sitting in my booth at the LA Art Show I looked up and noticed a man young man in his late 20’s in a fashion challenged suit and tie staring at my wide screen monitor of the many photos … Continue reading

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Graffiti Removal AGAIN From Morphesis by Twitchell under Grant Ave. Overpass in LA

This is one of the “monikers” that we got tagged with last weekend, the day after we finished the removal of the huge tag of the bottom half of the mural. This graffiti covered about a 4′ x  10′ area. … Continue reading

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Morphesis Re-Tagged The Day After Re-Cleaning… WAR!!!!! But we’re kind of smiling because…

As I was finishing up an answer to a comment on the blog post about the new surveillance system (http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/video-surveillance-of-public-art-mural-catching-graffiti-vandals) when the phone rang and it was Vincent Moreno, Vandalism Abatement Coordinator for Caltrans.
WAR!!!!! The mural got tagged again last … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance of Public Art Mural- Catching Graffiti Vandals

This mural, along with 10 others by some of the most prominent art masters, were given to the people of the  City of Los Angeles as part of the 1984 Olympic celebration to promote civic pride; one of the goals … Continue reading

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Kent Twitchell’s Morphesis mural, of which that we just finished the mural conservation,… tagged big time!

I just posted one week ago the final details and short video of the completion of the art conservation/mural restoration/graffiti removal from the Jim Morphesis Monument by Kent Twitchell (http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/projects/murals/art-conservation-of-exquisite-mural-on-los-angeles-freeway-completed/). That was on Wednesday. Sometime that same weekend, the mural … Continue reading

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Historical Street Art Mural – Strother Martin Mural by Kent Twitchell- Gets Tagged and…

About a month or 6 weeks ago, artist Kent Twitchell completed the restoration (repainting) of his 1971 mural that had been obliterated by graffiti. He called me to help him put a protective coating on it to give it a … Continue reading

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Is Removing Graffiti A Useless Waste Of Effort?

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Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles Meets with Caltrans To Inspect Downtown LA Freeway Murals

Freeway murals in downtown LA are really a study on the subject of the battle against graffiti and tagging vandals. Caltrans (the highway maintenance authority in the State of California) is required by law to keep graffiti under control and … Continue reading

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