Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Stubby Says It's Art, Not Graffiti
"Last week 'Public Eye' reported on graffiti covering the side of a property at 1203 Steuben St. Several readers contacted the O-D to say the (graffiti) had been commissioned by the property's owner and was not vandalism. The owner, Walter Stubbs, later confirmed the sign reads "Stubby's" and was done when the building housed his restaurant, which closed about 15 years ago. While the artwork has faded over the years, he has no plans to paint over it. "It was gorgeous. People were coming by standing next to it having pictures taken," he said of the original work. "It's a piece of history for the kids that grew up in this neighborhood." Stubbs said he did fix a broken window after reading last week's article, however..."
from the Observer-Dispatch (www.uticaod.com) Tuesday 1/11/11