Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.


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164 Stafford Street   

This experiment in cubism was rendered by Mandy van Leeuwen and Jennifer Johnson (Utopian Art Design) in 2002 for Tubby's Pizza on the South facing wall- a separate and personal job which was an aside for their larger Mural commission on the East wall which still exists. The owner closed the infamous restaurant in 2009; and in the spring of 2010, the wall was painted over.

Original notes follow:

  
Mandy van Leeuwen: "We did this as an extra (to the Main Mural on the East wall) because we liked the owner so much and because it was an opportunity to do something like this. It was very colourful, very bright. We enjoyed that since it was something different for us again.

Jennifer Johnson: "Charlie LOVES women. So this gave us a chance to explore something that was more contemporary, modern and different. It yielded sort of a stained-glass effect we wanted to people to look at it and think well why is that there and at the same time we had a lot of fun playing with colours and contrast so on the back we'll something more traditional down the side we have something more contemporary and it works too because of the area of the city that it's in."

Charlie (owner of Tubby's Restaurant): "I didn't want any buildings or landscape but something DIFFERENT. A lot of people don't quite understand this one, so then I have the pleasure of telling them to go back further onto the street and look at it, and then they can usually see it (the embedded female reclining figure) and then they come back and say 'Oh, yes, that's really nice.' It's a great conversation piece."