Several times now the art at 11th and E. Levee has been defiled by vandals, writing words like "slut" or "whore" over paintings. Each time repairs were made, the vandalism would reappear. The building's owner, obviously tiring of this routine, had the art work painted over in a dowdy gray, possibly a primer. It is still possible to discern the faint image of the artwork through the dull gray.
Some have blamed the vandalism on downtown prostitutes and/or crackheads, but to our knowledge, no one has been charged with the crime.
A man we approached in Market Square responded curtly to our querie: "I ain't seen nuthin'," he declared.