Charlotte public art: Mural painters talk vandalism, graffiti

For artists whose canvases are displayed on the walls of museums, the likelihood that their work will be defaced is low.

But what about the artists whose canvases are exterior walls?

Recently, an uptown mural was defaced. The artwork promotes diversity and depicts women of all ages, races and sexual orientations. It takes up an entire wall of AerialCLT at 801 N. Tryon St.

Artist Nick Napoletano had to repaint his mural after it was vandalized on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Keilen Frazier [email protected]

Painted in 2017, the piece took two months to complete and had remained untouched by vandals

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