Sunday, 5 July 2009

Ummm...scratch that mural

Well, one less mural in the West End.

Almost the same day that Where Winnipeg declared the West End Murals Tour as the top attraction for Winnipeg this summer, one of their featured murals was painted over.

"Cartoon Charlie" by Tom Andrich (2005) stood at 661 Ellice at Furby to honour Charles Thorson animator of characters such as Snow White, Bugs Bunny, Elmer the Safety Elephant. A resident of 690 Furby, Thorson would do some of his work at the Wevel Café. Snow White is said to be based on one of the waitresses there.

Here's what it looked like:

And here are last week's modifications:

Very nice, indeed.

I wish the new owners of 661 Ellice countless frustrating hours painting over the inevitable tags that will start to appear on that blank canvas.

Might I suggest a mural ?

1 comment:

cherenkov said...

Who pays for the cost on upkeep on a mural like that? West end biz? Just thinking that maybe the business didn't want to pay to repaint the mural if it needed work.