Shamus Moynihan spotted this new mural by Alex Golob today on Centre Street in Hyde Square, where Bella Luna used to be.
Max McCardle reports that as Golob was painting today, some guy on a bike stopped and started screaming obscenities at him (ed note: there is a guy on a bike who has been pandemically riding around JP screaming at people who wear masks).
Alexander kept his cool and painted on. The man came back with some even harsher statements and then the coward escaped on his bike again. At that point I knew I had to go back over. Alexander, I want to applaud you in your steadiness. I want to show as many people as I can your work. You stood out there all day painting a beautiful statement. It is truly amazing that you are using your talents to brush a voice, meaning and beauty across these dark times. It is people like you who are helping bring about change. Bravo.
In the Jamaica Plain group on Facebook, somebody posted a report of a guy spitting at the mural repeatedly before slapping a Trump sticker on it. It was gone before the poster could get there, both to remove it and to put some flowers in front of the mural.