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Punk Me Tender Makes Art on Larchmont

Street art work by Punkmetender on Larchmont Boulevard next door to Vernetti restaurant
Street art work by Punk Me Tender on Larchmont Boulevard next door to Vernetti restaurant

Graffiti artist Punk Me Tender visited Larchmont Blvd on Monday night and left behind a work of street art. Located next door to Vernetti Restaurant, the street art installation is painted on the wall of the long vacant former real estate office at 227 North Larchmont. The work attracted a great deal of attention as passers-by stopped to take photos. A cursory Google search of the artist found lots of other examples of work including some large billboards and gallery shows.

Through a chance meeting of an acquaintance of the artist, the Buzz exchanged emails with the artist who was gracious enough to respond to our inquiry.  Below is the response to our questions about when the work with installed, how long it might last and why Larchmont was selected as the location.

I installed this piece on a late Monday night while lights are shut and the moon is out. I do not control the life time of this piece as it is the purpose of my actions.  My actions are triggered by the unknown of the consequences, who excite my creativity and needs for freedom of expression. The beauty and freedom of street art pieces, in my eyes, takes place when the future of those are uncertain, which make them rare and unpredictable. I do sometimes take my own pieces down, if I m not proud of it or if by mistake it was disrespectful to other. I m a compulsive artist and like to follow my heart, then mistakes or beauty are been made without been compromised by fear or shame

That’s how I learn and evolve everyday…

Punk Me Tender art at 227 N. Larchmont Blvd, the photo was taken on Tuesday afternoon

As of this morning the work was still up. Have you seen it or taken a photo of it and maybe even shared it on social media? Feel free to share with the Buzz, we’d love to know what you think.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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