Denver street murals defaced

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DENVER -- Some street murals in Denver's River North District are getting defaced.

Some in an alley near 29th and Blake streets had the words "Real Crush" painted over a mural.

"We’ve seen a little bit of that kind of stuff, where an artist is jealous of the commission the artist got to do the piece or has some sort of statement about the content," said Tracy Weil, an artist and the RiNo Art District creative director.

It could be from artists who weren't invited to be a part of the Crush Walls event that happened last month.

It was for artists from around the city and world who were paid to create about 100 murals.

"It’s unfortunate, but that’s how the street it is," Weil said. "The street talking to the street. You think there’s a lot of politics in the world today, but on the street there’s just as many politics."

Many of the artists who created the murals left behind the colors, so other artists can restore the wall to the way it's supposed to be.

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