Gold Mountain Mural in North Beach is Gone, Long Gone, Owing to Graffiti Vandals – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

The news of this mural going away had escaped my attention the past couple of months.

Here’s what it looked like before….

…and here’s what it looks like now:

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Here are your reading notes:

Gen Fujioka of the Chinatown Community Development Center is involved with promoting the horrible Central Subway to Nowhere.

Artist Ann Sherry is fortunate to get a five-figure commission for anything, so I’m not sure why she’s so perpetually cranky. 

It’s not smart to put up images of authority figures (you know, people in military of police uniforms) in a sort of wild part of town

I don’t know, maybe this was a bad idea from the start?

I don’t know, maybe San Francisco government has lots of bad ideas, you know, from the start?

What can we learn from this episode?

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5 Responses to “Gold Mountain Mural in North Beach is Gone, Long Gone, Owing to Graffiti Vandals – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

  1. Rob Anderson says:

    Chinatown is a wild part of town? Who knew? Graffiti/tagging is considered an art genre by many city progressives.
    http://district5diary.blogspot.com/2009/03/progressive-vision-for-san-francisco.html

    Maybe we should try the Singapore Solution: caning anyone convicted of this kind of vandalism. How about a six-month trial?

  2. mikesonn says:

    Rob doesn’t know where this is located apparently.

    But a blank wall is going to be much more inviting to tagging than a mural. Guess it’ll just be easier to paint over. Hope they have a lot paint in the shed.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    That wall is amazingly blank so far… I was surprised.

  4. mikesonn says:

    When did you take this picture? I was out of town until late on Sunday. I’ll swing by in the next couple days to check it out.

  5. sfcitizen says:

    Last weekend I think.