Faring Purth Repairs “Cookie”, Somber in St. Louis

Faring Purth just wrapped up another large mural piece in St. Louis and it was a rough ride to the finish.

“Some idiot vandalized the latest work from new-to-St. Louis artist Faring Purth Thursday,” reported The Riverfront Times when the painting in progress was strewn with words common to boys in seventh grade.

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Virginia Harold)

“Her name is Cookie,” say Ms. Purth about the character on the red brick wall. “She was actually tagged the night Mike Brown was shot,” she says of the killing of a young man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson that has gripped much of the country this month, and she can’t help but see a connection. “A random act of violence across her heart – they always get the soft spots,” she says.

With her customary tact, Purth has repaired her rather somber painting, and we’re happy to share it here with BSA readers. If only all wounds could be healed so quickly.

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Mark Jankowski)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Mark Jankowski)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Virginia Harold)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” Detail. St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Faring Purth)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Faring Purth)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” Detail. St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Faring Purth)

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Faring Purth. “Cookie” St. Louis, MO. August 2014. (photo © Faring Purth)

 

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