Tuesday, February 08, 2022

"Greetings from Tucson" mural trashed by taggers

Back on April 26, 2017, we showed the iconic mural on the back wall of Miller's Surplus painted by New York City artist Victor Ving and his photographer girlfriend, Lisa Beggs, along with local muralists:

Yesterday, KGUN 9 TV reported that the mural was vandalized:

Iconic 'Greetings From Tucson' mural vandalized over weekend

KVOA News4Tucson has interviews with the building owner and employees:

Business owner speaks out about Tucson mural being vandalized

Restoration should start this Friday the 11th and take about a week. You can see more murals from Victor Ving and others on the Greetings Tour at www.greetingstour.com.

Update (February 11, 2022): BG Boyd Photography sent a photo, taken today, showing the tags being removed. You can see the outline of the E at the right edge:
Thanks for this really interesting photo, BG!

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