Robinson Gets Buffed!!!

I was driving down Studemont two days ago when I saw a couple of worker-types repairing the back fence of Robinson Public Warehouse, and I couldn’t help but wonder if the buff monster was about to make an appearance.

And shit, my worries were confirmed this morning.

The entire warehouse has been buffed. Everything is gone.

I saw a Channel 2 truck parked in the lot, where a reporter was talking to a cop, no doubt preparing yet another story about how those evil graffiti artists had the nerve to paint on a building that has been an unused, derelict eyesore for years.

Those damn graffiti artists…

Perhaps most distressing: a Waldo was painted over. Now, normally I accept the buff monster as an inescapable player in the world of street art, and, you know, the ephemeral nature of most pieces makes them more fascinating, at least in my opinion, but that Waldo wasn’t doing anyone no harm. But the buff monster ate him up, no questions asked, leaving behind the wheat-pasted advertisements that were hanging out nearby.

Score one for Madison Avenue.

When: October 12, 2006

Where: Houston

What: ,

Previous: Give Up and YAR!

Next: Momo