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Carrie Marill's Mural Is Defaced on Roosevelt Row; the Fight to Preserve Public Art Continues

Editor's Note: Since the publishing of this story, Carrie Marill would like to add that she and a group of volunteers will be repainting the mural tonight during First Friday.

If you make it out to First Friday tonight, you might notice a missing mural. Under the white paint on the west-facing wall of Dougherty Wholesale Floral Co. on Second and Roosevelt streets in downtown Phoenix is work by local painter Carrie Marill, which was brutally defaced Thursday night (the same night she gave a talk about her current exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art).

It was quickly painted over by Marill and members of Roosevelt Row the following morning.

Marill, painted the brick wall in March. The black and white mural of a woman on an old-school cruiser with a striped top and a hefty baguette in her bike basket is what the Marill describes as an homage to the late, iconic street artist Margaret Kilgallen, who died in 2001.

See also: - Jackalope Ranch's Mural City - Tag, You're Art: Local Street Artists Are Tagging Over Murals and Calling It Art - Artist Carrie Marill's Studio Combines Consciousness and Community

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Claire Lawton
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