Chico’s East Houston Ad Murals Shamelessly Erased

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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Chico’s labor of painted love was defiled, and now he’s pissed. Apparently two dudes with rollers whitewashed his latest murals at East Houston and Avenue B over the weekend, including the bit with his contact info. The beloved neighborhood street artist had finished artwork for several nearby businesses, including Wafels & Dinges and Croxley Ales.

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Chico stated the following on Facebook the other day:

L.E.S–I got a lot of love for you all. TWO ASSHOLES DECIDED THAT THEY COULD RAMPAGE AND DISREPECT MY WORK. YOU DISREPECTED ME AND THE LOWER EAST SIDE. I AM VERY UPSET. As you all know, I am true L.E.S. even though I am only 2 1/2 hrs. away, my heart is always L.E.S! Very dissapointed and I will find these 2 punks with your help. I will step on them with the power of the law. Any help is greatly appreciated! Holla!
CHICO L.E.S.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness noted that two guys with “paint bucket and long rollers” arrived early Saturday morning, and by nightfall, the colors were erased.

This was done Saturday Morning as I past there about 7:30-8:00 am and saw 2 guys with paint bucket and big long rollers. One of the guy was sitting on the paint can. Didn’t have any idea they would do something like this !! When I came back to the city Sunday night the walls were painted gray. This is awful to disrespect somebody else work.

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