Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Michael Jackson Mural in the Kansas City Jazz District Vanishes

This is a bit uncanny. A few weeks ago I grabbed my camera when I decided to run a few errands. I don't usually do that, although I'd been promising myself I would since I so often see things I wish I had a better camera than the one on my phone to try to capture. So, since I did have it with me that day I decided to stop and take pictures of the murals on the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center, but, I also thought I'd take a picture of another mural in the same area - one that had gone up as a tribute to Michael Jackson right after his untimely passing.

To my great surprise, as I was driving along 18th Street yesterday I glanced over at the wall where the Michael Jackson tribute mural was and it wasn't! It was gone! In it's place a wall of white paint!

I'm not sure why it was painted over. Perhaps there's new ownership of the building where it was or maybe something else is going to be painted in its place. I just know that for some reason that day I felt an urge to stop at the light and point my camera in that direction. It's not the greatest shot, it didn't get the full essence of the larger figure of Michael that I remembered having been there, but here it is.


BTW, I believe this is at the corner of 18th and Troost Avenue. If anyone knows the name of the artist please let us know!


Austinsmurals said...

Alexander Austin

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