Letter to the Editor

Tasteless mural

AtascaderoAugust 12, 2013 

A new mural has been painted on Atascadero’s ARTery. It replaces one that caused a furor last year.

JOE JOHNSTON — jjohnston@thetribunenews.com Buy Photo

Regarding the article in the Local section of the Aug. 5 Tribune about the new mural painted on the outside wall of the ARTery store in Atascadero: If there is not one, there should be a review committee for highly visible, large-sized public art. I am sorry that such a grotesque painting is now on display in our downtown.

I realize that my opinion is probably not shared by everyone, but I cannot help but voice my distress that this 10-by-20-foot piece of tasteless art is on view in such a prominent place.

It is surprising to me that people in the art world, the owners of the ARTery, would use such poor judgment.

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