You’ve seen them by the curbs of Echo Park and Silver Lake: abandoned sofas, chairs and appliances painted with the face of a sad clown. Tear drops flow from mournful eyes and a tiny polka dot party hat crowns the frowny face. Who takes the time to paint these? He’s an artist working under the name of Lonesome Town who got started after feeling sorry for an abandoned refrigerator, says the L.A. Weekly.
Lonesome Town told the Weekly:“The first day I just did a face on it. Then the next day it was still there. I added buttons. And polka dots. And sure enough, I came back the third day and put a hat on it. It makes me so happy because I feel nobody cares about these micro sad thingies.”
The artist says he bicycles around town “until I see something that moves me” before he takes out his paint pens and gets to work.
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