Also, back on the art/eyesore theme: TIL that the first of Wyland’s 100+ whale murals, on the wall of a Laguna Beach hotel, was later painted over as an “eyesore.” I mean, c’mon, really?
But since then, a friend of his bought the building, and he’s recreating the original mural. On canvas this time, so he can move it if anything happens to the wall.
Wyland recreates first ‘Whaling Wall’ in Laguna Beach, after massive mural sat whitewashed for decades
The mural was the first of 100 the artist has painted all over the world.