STEVEN WEISSMAN

Dear mural painter: You know how sometimes pop songs grow on you? When they first come out, you're not interested, but after repeated playings over and over, you end up enjoying the song? Visual art doesn't work that way. That black-and-white wizard you've stuck on every fucking telephone pole on Capitol Hill is lame and unwanted. I'm a fan of guerrilla art, but what you've done is excessive. It's not art—it's trash that you've decided we all need to see every day, everywhere we go. Please clean up after yourself. Stick to murals that someone has asked you or (amazingly) paid you to paint. I can easily avoid those.

—Anonymous