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Mural Update: Lots of New Art, Most (But Not All) Great

A month since it first started coming to life, we check back in on the Lower Haight mural and find a lot of changes — most, but not all, for the better.

A few highlights: Artist Leanne C. Miller adorned a formerly blank spot with a couple of raccoons lurking in a hallway. Here's the before and after:

Italian artist Erica Il Cane, whose work can currently be seen at the Fifty24SF pop-up shop on Fillmore through mid-December, stopped by to add this giant rat in a bow-tie balancing precariously on a tree stump!
Those bunny-shaped hand puppets are a reference to a new work on the corner by artist Jeremy Fish. Also, note the new slogan, "Love in the Lower Haight":
Speaking of Jeremys, artist Jeremy Novy set some of his beloved koi free on the sidewalk by the Haight Street side of the mural:
And in more feel-good artistry, the community section of the wall has been upgraded with some designs in honor of the Giants:
Now for the bad news. We wondered when (or if) anyone would tag this mural, and unfortunately, we now have an answer. Someone painted over David Choong Lee's work with... this:
Isn't that a violation of some kind of street artist code of conduct? Ugh. Anyway, to keep you sated until the mural is 100% finished, we've posted an updated panorama of the entire mural stitched together. Check it out. And of course, stay tuned to Haighteration for any further mural-related developments!

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