Warning! The photos in this story will make your blood pressure rise. Several of Birmingham’s most popular murals were defaced yesterday/last night in the Avondale and Woodlawn neighborhoods and on 1st Avenue North and 39th.
One of the murals is of the iconic “angel wings” at Melt Birmingham.
Here is a statement by Melt’s co-owner Padget Pizitz:
“We are appalled at the actions of the individual or individuals who did this. The mural was a gift from the Eason Family. They chose Melt to receive the angel wings because of all Harriet (Despinakis, co-owner) and I do for the community. The mural was painted by Marcus Fetch, a very talented artist. It took him three days in the middle of the summer to complete the mural. We don’t have the money to repaint the mural, but I am personally offering a reward to anyone with the information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons involved in such a senseless crime. We would like to thank the Avondale community for all of their love and support.”
Here are the before and after photos of three murals that were defaced.
Be proactive Birmingham!
If you have information or tips about the vandalism, the Birmingham Police Department is asking folks to post or send a message on their Facebook account.
As stated earlier in the story, Melt is also offering a reward.
Bham Now will be updating this story in next few day, especially if there are ways to save the murals.
Watch this space.