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Mailbox Mama April 21, 2008

Posted by The Typist in New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street.
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Mailbox Mama 1

Here is a fantastic piece of street/folk art I found in Mid-City, painted on an unfortunate canvas. I’m glad the authorities didn’t catch this artist decorating this communal mailbox, but these things are such an abomination. They have no place in neighborhoods of historic housing stock, and they rob parking spaces in areas where there is little or no off street parking.

Mailbox Mama 2

One possible benefit of this is that someone may catch Fred Radtke, the infamous vigilante Grey Ghost, a self-appointed one man war on graffiti and street art, the in act of slapping his signature smear on federal property. I think a trip through the central government’s justice system might cool is ardor for trespassing on private property to cover graffiti or any sort of street art that offends him.

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1. KAren - April 21, 2008

The woman who did this had her house on the demo list. I bet on her winning over Fred any day.

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2. Ole Blue - April 21, 2008

I think there are two types of graffiti. One is art the other is vadalism. That is art.

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3. Wet Bank Guy - April 22, 2008

Is that the woman who painted murals all over her house as a tribute to her son? I had forgotten about that, and not yet visited it. I can’t find it Googling or searching on SH. I really need to go see that.

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