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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57 Osborne Street   

This piece, rendered in 2000 by Fred Thomas and the Graffiti Gallery for Movie Village was completely obscured in January 2005 when the wall was built over with a new structure.

Original notes follow:

Steve Wilson (Graffiti Art Programming): "This is by Fred Thomas, all done with spray paint on crezone panels. It's a combination of all the themes the owner of Movie Village wanted to have. He wanted it to portray that they rented movies and music and to have all types of auditory and visual stimuli, floating. He really loved the spray paint style, and he wanted one of Fred's characters."

"We painted that here at the (Graffiti) Gallery in sections and then took it out to the site to install it. We had a little trouble installing it, though! This is a good lesson to learn: if you have long hair make sure you have it up in a ponytail when you're using a drill! We were really engrossed in our work and I was using the drill and Fred was holding a piece of wood and I was pushing. All of a sudden I felt this drill smacking me in the head! I didn't know what was happening. My hair had got caught in the motor and Fred was just looking at me with these huge eyes and he said 'Let go of the trigger!' So I did, and I ripped the drill from my head and it took a big chunk of my hair with it! It ruined the drill, and he and I figured that was enough for one day!"