The furor has died down. But the roving art exhibit that sparked an uproar two weeks ago — over its placement and the subsequent permit revocation by City Hall — remains on Monument Avenue.
Sponsored by local youth nonprofit Art 180, the 31 murals in the "What Do You Stand For?" exhibit have found temporary homes in the front yards of residents. Organizers say City Hall has approved the portrait placements at these private residences.
But the transition wasn't all smooth. One painting was mistakenly reported missing to police. Another had a narrow escape Monday.
Fan developer and City Council candidate Charlie Diradour discovered that the painting at 2018 Monument Ave. was taken off its stand, propped against a building and reported to the city's See-Click-Fix system. "When are we going to stop doing things like this?" an outraged Diradour asks.
But the painting's removal wasn't an anti-art plot. Mike Braunshteyn, owner of the building, appears next door and says he's the one who called the city. A tenant complained because the painting was blocking the path to the rear of the building, he says: "So what I did, I just pulled it up."
Diradour takes off his pinstripe suit coat and helps put the sign where it belongs, at 2016 Monument.
All but two of the murals — at 200 S. Pine St. (Open High School) and 406 N. Allen Ave. — are located on Monument Avenue, including at the Stuart Court Apartments and First Baptist Church. (For exact addresses, see below.)
The paintings will stay up till April 30. Art 180 will hold a closing ceremony from 6-8 p.m., when the young artists will get to meet the people who were hosts to their work.
Monument Avenue: 1600 (Stuart Court Apartments), 1612, 1637 (Two exhibits), 1812, 1822, 1825, 1826, 1828, 2006, 2008, 2016, 2032, 2034, 2038, 2206, 2211, 2213, 2218, 2220, 2222, 2229, 2605, 2702, 2709, 2710, 3007, 3218, 3220
200 S. Pine Street
406 N. Allen