You’ve noticed the large mural on the north side of the old Apple Tree Market over the years, I know. You know, the one that faces Santa Monica Avenue. It’s been there for literally decades.
But now that Apple Tree has moved on and the building is up for lease, what’s to become of the mural?
Ken Keegan, the main artist and facilitator of the mural has contacted the OB Rag searching for information on the fate of the mural. Keegan told us that the mural is over 25 years old and is a historical landmark in Ocean Beach. While we can’t verify it’s “historical” character or designation, it’s definitely been there a long, long time.
Keegan says he knows he has the right to remove it but does prefer it remain where it is. And he’s even open to being commissioned by the new owner or renter for a new mural as well. He wants us to put the question/ issue before the OB community at large.
The mural itself had at least three artists paint a panel. Our advice is to contact the owner of the building up in LA and ask him.
But, in the meantime, … what do you think?