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Eugene Mural Vandalized Less Than A Week After Installment


A new mural in Eugene didn’t make it a week before a vandal or vandals marked it with tagger graffiti.

The owners of Vistra Framing and Gallery, along with a couple of their employees, spent a couple of hours Tuesday morning scrubbing the silver-and-gold graffiti off the Lawrence Street wall of their building at 411 W. Fourth Avenue.

Scott Lewis works to to clean graffiti from the mural painted by artist Hua Tunan on the Vistra Framing and Gallery building at 411 W. Fourth Ave. in Eugene. Lewis, a Vistra co-owner, hosted Hua on his recent visit to Eugene

Scott Lewis works to to clean graffiti from the mural painted by artist Hua Tunan on the Vistra Framing and Gallery building at 411 W. Fourth Ave. in Eugene. Lewis, a Vistra co-owner, hosted Hua on his recent visit to Eugene

Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard

“The person who did it had to have known we would take it off,” said Scott Lewis, who owns the business with his father, Lloyd Lewis. “It’s annoying.”

Chinese spray paint artist Hua Tunan spent a week in Eugene creating the mostly red mural depicting an epic battle between tigers and a dragon. Hua finished the public art Thursday, making it the fourth mural in the 20x21 Mural Project. Organized by the city of Eugene’s Public Art Program, the project is commissioning artists from around the world to come to Eugene and make murals.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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