This afternoon, I passed through Newport and saw that the Cain and Todd Benson mural was painted over - gone. In a way, it felt looking losing a friend, and it left me thinking, "Who destroys art?" This kind of thing never made sense to me,
but then again, I also saw a real estate sign on the property, so I can only assume that the owner believed the painting was a liability.
Well, looks like I stand corrected. Todd Benson saw my blog post and said that he was the "vandal" who covered his own work. Even so, I am sad to see it go away.
This was the mural that was lost.