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01 Jul Venice Beach

I hadn’t got around to posting about the piece I did on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach while we were in LA a few weeks back. It was good fun, really chilled spot, lots of friendly people, decent coffee (a rarity in the States) and tasty food. Not bombed at all, and certainly no graf from what I could see.

And then I spotted this over on The Dirt Floor. I know this happens, usually by some chromed up graf writers and I’ve no problem with it, all part of painting on the streets blah blah blah. I don’t know anything about this guy but his work seems to fall more into the Street Art category than the Graf one so you’d think he might have a little more respect for what I’ve done. I would have preferred if he had just gone right through my piece instead of adding on to the end. The bit he went over was my favourite part, we had to board up those windows so that panel is nice and flat and I could really move the paint around on it.  

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  • natronbomb
    Posted at 16:36h, 06 July Reply

    Dude. This seriously ruins my day everytime i see it.. The only thing that makes up for it is the fact that i just got your new “Bring the Noise” print with all my rent money.. Guess ill just have to sell all my other ones..

  • Pablo Perez
    Posted at 02:25h, 12 July Reply

    Just wanted to give a quick update on the piece. Since I posted this, someone went over his piece with a big blue streak completely covering the face.

    The guy who did the face actually went up and down the whole blvd writing his name over everything, usually just tagging.

    On a positive note, Since you put up the piece Conor, all kinds of new pieces have been appearing in the area which I think is a positive thing. I really feel your piece in a sense gave “permission” for other to express themselves. I drive by it most everyday and constantly see people taking pictures of it.

  • Conor Harrington Piece From Venice Beach Work Taken | The Dirt Floor
    Posted at 05:21h, 20 July Reply

    […] World renown street artist Conor Harrington did piece a great piece in early on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach in synch with his Lazarides show. Soon thereafter a small stencil and a tag were added just off to the corner. Then in late June Run-amok added a giant face, essentially changing the spirit of the piece in whole. Conor Harrington comments about it in his blog. […]

  • lolita
    Posted at 17:31h, 21 July Reply

    I saw the crew of 4 who appropriated the large portion of the piece that was painted on plywood. They weren’t sure if it was a Harrington or a Banksy, but they were sure they were saving the art from being tagged eventually and promised it going into an art-lovin’ home.

  • dark elf
    Posted at 17:31h, 22 July Reply

    do another please !

  • Luna-See
    Posted at 17:34h, 22 July Reply

    Wow, I’m surprised. That appears to be the handy work of Jules Muck: http://julesmuck.com/

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