NOLA Man Erases Painted Mural To Re-Draw His Stick Figure Doodle Of Drew Brees
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Artist Heather Mattingly's new mural on a utility box at Canal Street and Carrollton Avenue was short-lived. On Monday, she approached the box to discover that a man had painted over it with a portrait of former Saints QB Drew Brees. Per NOLA...
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Artist heartbroken after her painting is blotted out by Drew Brees fan — Heather Mattingly was shocked when a man began blotting out her new mural on a utility box at Canal Street and Carrollton Avenue on Monday. She pleaded with the stranger to spare her buoyant painting of a purple New Orleans-style shotgun house surrounded by colorful foliage, she said, but the man was determined.
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According to Mattingly, before he used a roller to cover her painting with white paint, he explained that the utility box had been home to his own artwork — a portrait of former Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Old No. 9 had been deleted to make room for her mural, and he planned to reciprocate.

“I said, ‘Please don’t,” Mattingly said. “He said, well you painted over my box and I’m going to cover yours.”

And so he allegedly did, more or less obliterating Mattingly’s mural before her eyes. As he painted, Mattingly said she used her cellphone to shoot photo after photo of his actions. She said she hopes the photos will help identify the culprit.

Frustrated by the confrontation, Mattingly said she began to cry during her encounter with the man. "And I don’t cry much, either,” she added.
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In a way, Mattingly said, this all started roughly five years ago. Mattingly, who makes a living renovating houses and as a massage therapist, had always loved to paint. So she applied to an organization called Community Visions Unlimited, requesting permission to paint the utility box in Mid-City.

With the approval of a selection committee and a neighborhood representative, Mattingly said she was allowed to paint the prominently located box, receiving $300 for her work.
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Mattingly said she worked for three days on her painting, finishing on Monday at about 3 p.m., when she left the site for a short time. When she returned at 4:30, she said, the man had appeared, ominously equipped to paint.
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…When she asked him what he was up to, the man allegedly told her he planned to do “a little touching up."
(Barstool Sports)
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Frustrated by the confrontation, Mattingly said she began to cry during her encounter with the man. "And I don’t cry much, either,” she added. Sure you don't........ Oh WTF, I just saw the pic of her when I was scrolling down to post that quote. She is the exact type of person that cries all the time. We know for sure by this article and her looks that she cried 11.08.16 and again on. 01.20.17..... She also looks more like a Don than a Heather.
Reply2 months
Weird frickin melt here
2 months
Soooo one criminal vandalizer is mad at another criminal vandalizer? And we should care?
Reply2 months
Was Drew "The Knees" Brees painted in his best posture..."Kneeling"?
Reply2 months
He really hurt your political feelings didn’t he
2 months
i need to see the stick figure of drew brees to make a real call on this one. honestly though, she got $300 for it the first time. apply again and cash in.
Reply2 months
Not many things worse than new orleans hipsters.
Reply2 months
just another hippy tiring to gentrify New Orleans with their artistic bull shite. Go satisfy your white guilt someplace else. As much as you want you'll never be apart of the "culture" in NOLA.
Reply2 months
First time her box has been painted white by a man?
Reply2 months
how much softball equipment is in the back of her pick up truck?
Reply2 months
Were they really disrespecting each other, or was it all a pigment of their imaginations?
Reply2 months
No picture of the stick figure doodle? I am disappoint.
Reply2 months
I wanted to throw this lady shade but I feel kinda bad if this impacts her this much. She must not have much else to live for
Reply2 months
:lol: :lol:
Reply2 months
??????
Reply2 months
People don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. This is like two people honking horns in traffic, except they’re in person.
Reply2 months
This is an example of a disagreement in New Orleans where nobody got shot. Baby steps.
Reply2 months
Yet.
2 months
That sure is a sensible haircut.
Reply2 months
The dude does have a point. He was there first. Grammar school playground rules seem to apply in this situation.
Reply2 months
Where is the stick figure picture? It’s the only thing I want to see.
Reply2 months
I think we found Banksy.
2 months
I lived near there for years. It wasn’t a stick figure exactly, but not exactly a Hunter Biden original either.
2 months
Weirdos
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