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Bubblegum pink Mid-City houses aren’t a hit with the neighbors

Site is slated for 45-unit multifamily project by developer Levy Yaron
June 13, 2017 10:30AM

Not everything is pretty in pink.

So say Mid-City locals irked that three houses in their neighborhood were painted bubblegum pink as part of a conceptual art piece.

The art was commissioned by M-Rad Architecture, the same firm slated to design a 45-unit multifamily project for developer Levy Yaron on the site of the three houses, which are scheduled for demolition. 

Laura Anderson of the Faircrest Heights Neighborhood Association told Curbed that she has reached out to M-Rad to discuss repainting the Hi Point Street structures in a more “subdued” color. Brad Kane of the Pico Neighborhood Council said the neighbors were never notified of the project or given any advanced warning.

The artist commissioned by M-Rad is Matty Mo, who goes by “The Most Famous Artist.” His rosy agenda is to create ‘instagramable’ experiences,” according to its own Instagram account. [Curbed]Cathaleen Chen