Update: The brick mural was completely restored and lit dramatically at night in 2012.
I watched in sadness as the giant abstract brick mural came down brick by brick over the last two months. Unique, and so 1960’s in its composition, I saw it just about every day I passed through the intersection of Compton and Market.
But there’s good news; apparently it was only removed because it had no known method of adhesion to the wall behind it. It had already fell over the lower fifth of the wall, and the rest was doomed to fall off at some point as well. The underdrawing, which the masons used to make the mural, is now revealed for the first time since the 1960’s.