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Old 08-07-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Interesting fact: Unless it's public property or in direct violation of city code, you cannot paint over anyone's private property. That mural has been there in one form or another for years. It's not going anywhere, especially since the building is owned by someone who supports the art form.

I urge you to open your mind and educate yourself a bit on things you obviously know very little about.




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we'll see what law enforcement and code compliance say about that. pretty sure that could be considered a distraction.

thanks for the urging, but i have no interest in educating myself in regards to a disgusting, tacky and downright ugly 'artform'
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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we'll see what law enforcement and code compliance say about that. pretty sure that could be considered a distraction.

thanks for the urging, but i have no interest in educating myself in regards to a disgusting, tacky and downright ugly 'artform'
It's fine you don't like it, I'm not a huge fan of it either, but I respect it as a form of art. As ubiquitous as urban street art is not just in SA, but other urban centers as well, it's quite obvious there is a market who appreciates it.

To the OP, I will agree with other suggestions that the Southtown area is a great area to spot murals locally.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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we'll see what law enforcement and code compliance say about that. pretty sure that could be considered a distraction.

thanks for the urging, but i have no interest in educating myself in regards to a disgusting, tacky and downright ugly 'artform'
I have participated in many Graffiti Wipeouts sponsored by the City over the years (painting over tagging), but I would NEVER think or want to paint over that wall.

Just a question: why would this particular example be offensive? It was painted legally with permission (encouragement, even) of the owner. How is that more offensive than the ugly Walmarts that are built? I would prefer to look at the individual talent on display in that mural rather than the barren, tan painted backsides of the strip malls so prevalent throughout the city.

I don't think graffiti murals (or any type of mural for that matter) are appropriate everywhere, but this particular building has been transformed by it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Try Presa...right near the train tracks, a tanch south of the Southtown area, there is some work there too.

@ DexterCat ... while you are on the task of ridding the city of "distractions". Ask Code Enforcement to also address all the suburban sprawl graffiti...multiple bright signs and storefronts from shopping stores and eateries trashing up the views all over the city.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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This one is at the corner of Buena Vista and Colorado.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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That's a nice piece of artwork.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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Default Migrant worker murals

Howzit folks. I work at the Institute of Texan Cultures. We are looking for a mural that has a focus on migrant workers here in San Antonio. I would like to take a picture of it and use in our marketing material for an upcoming program. If you have any leads that would be great. Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Howzit folks. I work at the Institute of Texan Cultures. We are looking for a mural that has a focus on migrant workers here in San Antonio. I would like to take a picture of it and use in our marketing material for an upcoming program. If you have any leads that would be great. Thanks.
San Anto Cultural Arts - Home They do many murals and can tell you where to locate one that may feature migrant workers.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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My brother is a graffiti artist and has done several murals on the southside here is 2 of them


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Old 09-05-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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Don't know if its graffiti or not or a mural but on the Flores street side of the Alamo music building downtown.
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