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Reader: It wasn't cute to vandalize the Big Blue Bear

One of Denver's most beloved pieces of public art, "I See What You Mean," better known as the Big Blue Bear, got hit by a big smear of green paint over the weekend.

There have been other pranks involving Lawrence Argent's sculpture of a giant bear peering inside the Colorado Convention Center -- but few involved actual vandalism.

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Says Alex:

Looks better! Throw more paint on it! Hot pink next!
But then there's this from Doug:
The best public art ever and some fools thought it would be cute to vandalize it. Shame on them.
What do you think of "I See What You Mean"? What do you think about its green paint job?


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