A recent renovation of the Aroma Laundry in Echo Park has apparently resulted in the painting over of a large mural on the building near Alvarado Street and Scott Avenue. Ida Talalla, an Echo Park resident who has documented neighborhood murals, noticed that the three-panel mural – Seeds of Illusion by Chilean painter Guillermo Bert – was lost when the building was painted. The mural, which had been bleached by the sun and vandalized by taggers, was painted about 20 years ago as part of a SPARC project on the south side of the narrow building that overlooks a Rite Aid parking lot. Earlier this month, a Silver Lake mural was briefly covered by a vinyl supergraphic ad.
Bottom photo from You Are Here