Last winter the wall was just a big ugly thing with peeling white paint until the eyeballs appeared.
I was picking up trash along Bassett Creek recently and realized the thing was painted over. First, I thought ok, great. I like that brown better than the white.
But it's not really finished. The white walls that did not have any graffiti were not painted. So now, well, it just looks stupid.
Painting over graffiti almost seems like a waste of time and resources when you keep having to repeat the same task. I think there is a better way to deal with this kind of stuff. We have a thriving arts community in Minneapolis who could probably come up with some interesting ideas to fix this problem and make areas like this much more pleasant.