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  • Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...AGVPE5FAU1.DTL


    The Miami muralist who misspelled Shakespeare, Michelangelo and nine other famous names on a mosaic outside the library slipped into town to correct her errors -- at a cost of $6,000 to the city.

    And this time, city officials promise they have checked her work before it gets set in stone.

    On Tuesday, Maria Alquilar worked under the blazing sun, using power tools to reshape and install tiles changing "Eistein" to "Einstein" and "Van Gough" to "Van Gogh."

    But Alquilar -- who last year claimed artistic license and said she wasn't going to fix the faux pas because people were being too mean about it - - was in no mood to talk.

    Wearing a broad-brimmed straw hat and working under a tent, she wagged her finger at a television cameraman and threatened to throw a rock at a Chronicle photographer.

    But Jarod Vash, 17, who was borrowing videos with his girlfriend and her family, said he thought the misspellings were just embarrassing.

    "When the story first broke, I thought, 'Oh, Livermore, the town that misspells stuff,' " Vash said. "The only thing we've got in Livermore is a library that misspells words."

    But he added, "Everybody makes mistakes."

    Quipped his girlfriend's 13-year-old brother, Eric Smyth:

    "Not this bad."
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    Re: Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

    Perhaps she would allow them install a plaque crediting her with the artwork... but misspelling her name!
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      Re: Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

      this is sooooo miami..or is it maiami?

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        Re: Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

        Sounds like she was really embarassed (and rightly so!). Artistic license? Give me a break! I'm surprised the city agreed to pay her for fixing it. They should have demanded that she fix it at her own expense.

        I wonder if Walt Dinsey was in her mural... :roll:
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          Re: Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

          Someone should slap her spelling teacher!
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          This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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            Re: Return of the artist who couldn't spell (News Story)

            Originally posted by Druggas
            Someone should slap her spelling teacher!
            Someone should slap her parents for not reviewing her spelling lists at home.
            "George Bush... is only for now."
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            Just because it's gone doesn't mean I changed my mind! :cwink:

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