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Another day, another defaced mural. This time it was a Sirron Norris mural on a garage door at 20th and Bryant streets.

Norris posted photos on Instagram. To rub salt in the wound, the tagger wrote “This is not art” over the mural.

We sent Norris an email and this is what he said:

“At this point, I don’t much care — nothing is safe anymore. It doesn’t matter if you write graffiti or paint a youth-based or community-based mural — it’s all up for grabs in this very disrespectful world we now live in. These kids, just like the Internet, have these anonymous passive-aggressive ways of being cruel and it sucks. But I accept it, and as an adult of 39 years, I can’t go around battling little kids.”

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Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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  1. Respect to Sirron. I know him, he teaches my kid. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is the wrong way to judge art. He’s is absolutely right in his statement. That tagger should find his own BLANK wall to put up his message, or start a blog.

  2. I’m so tired of this guy’s mediocre work, and it’s so prevalent throughout the neighborhood, I give this tag a pass.

  3. That Sucks. What causes someone to be so out of touch with reality that they think defacing art is a meaningful thing to do? What point are they trying to prove, and to whom? How does vandalizing the neighborhood make it a better place, or do they just want to live in squalor and stupidity?