Sacramento Lost murals

Published on May 3rd, 2015 | by The Sacramento Bee

Lost art: Murals recently painted over by the City of Sacramento

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The way it looks today, no one could call the wall at 2030 28th St. a work of art.

It’s on the side of an abandoned massage parlor that doesn’t look like the kind of place that hosted a lot of mother-daughter spa days. The wall’s gray paint is only a few days old but is already peeling. All the grass in front of the wall is dead.

As ugly as it is, the wall is also a point of tension between a vibrant group of artists and a city trying to cultivate that kind of talent.

Graffiti taggers had turned the wall into a canvas of obscene drawings. They drew scenes you wouldn’t want your kids to see. A lot of people in the neighborhood wanted something to be done, but no one could seem to find the building’s owner.

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