Tag Archives: Mural

Jessie Arms Botke Featured in “Inner Visions: Women Artists of California”

Many people have heard that we were responsible for saving the wonderful, gorgeous mural of a tropical jungle by Jessie Arms Botke from demolition but few have heard the story. So, here it is! In 1992 I got a call … Continue reading

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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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Video Surveillance of Public Art Mural- Catching Graffiti Vandals

This original blog post of graffiti removal and catching graffiti vandals with video cameras was written in 2011… 9 years ago. Now, with hind-sight being 20/20, I’ve added a few UPDATE comments at the end of this blog post. This … 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 (https://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?

I had this dialog about the Jim Morphesis Monument mural by Kent Twitchell. We have just completed the graffiti removal, conservation/preservation and restoration this last week. Good questions and straight answers: Laura: I love that piece, and it breaks my … Continue reading

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Removing Paint and Graffiti From Murals – Short Very Interesting Video

Fair Park Dallas, Texas by Carlo Ciampaglia and the 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals in Los Angeles by Kent Twitchell, Judy Baca and Alonzo Davis are featured in this super interesting short video on removing paint and graffiti from murals. At … Continue reading

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