West Palm facade torn down: How Alexander Lofts mural was created

The Spirit of Commerce mural by artist Tristan Eaton at 326 Fern Street in downtown West Palm Beach on March 25, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The Spirit of Commerce mural by artist Tristan Eaton at 326 Fern Street in downtown West Palm Beach on March 25, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

In downtown West Palm Beach today, crews started removing the rest of the buckling mural of the Alexander Lofts building on Fern Street. On March 3, part of the facade gave way, sending an avalanche of bricks onto the roof of the law office below.

Two years ago, mural artist Tristan Eaton spent 600 cans of spray paint and 15 days dangling precariously on scaffolding over the side of the

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Crews remove part of the buckling facade of the Alexander Lofts building on Fern Street in downtown West Palm Beach. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

building to create that facade: ‘The Spirit of Communication.”

The Palm Beach Post spent two weeks with him, chronicling his process:

15 days, 600 cans of spray paint – L.A. artist puts his tag on downtown West Palm’s skyline

Related: Mural artist about West Palm wall collapse: ‘Holy Cow!’

Related: A virtual tour of the Evernia Parking Garage murals:

 

 

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