Austin is known by tourists and residents alike for its creative murals — from the “I Love You so Much” to the “Hi How Are You” mural.
Some Austinites wanted to add to the list by surprising SXSW attendees with a mural of Selena, which appeared last week at a bar at the intersection of I-35 and Sixth Street.
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KVUE said Jeremy Biggers and Hatziel Flores, who are both Dallas-based artists, spent two days painting the mural at Mala Vida. But less than a day after, the mural had been painted over.
"We were on the road after we were done and an hour after we finished, we got the news that it had to come down." Biggers said to KVUE. "To see it's not there, it's a kick in the gut, for sure."
According to KVUE, the mural was taken down because it was on a historic building and the tenants didn’t get permission from the landlords to paint on the walls. The only thing remaining now is a slight tint of purple and the words "fotos y recuerdos," the Spanish words for "pictures and memories."
However, once the tenants get the proper permits and permissions, Selena-lovers will still have a chance to see a similar mural of her at Gabriella's Downtown on East Seventh Street.
Tenants at the site where the#Selena mural was placed have released a statement.@KVUEpic.twitter.com/fwaPbDPAe6「 KVUE 」 (@_JuanRodriguez_)March 7, 2019