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Nameless Artists Mark Elliott Smith's Birthday By Fixing Up Famous Figure 8 Wall

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Revered indie singer-songwriter Elliott Smith would have turned 42 on Saturday, August 6th, and to mark the late musician's birthday, a group of anonymous artists took on the task of cleaning up and respectfully adding to the iconic "Figure 8" mural in Silver Lake.

Updating the mural with a stencil of the singer, as well as touching up the art that has been the recipient of vandalism and fan tribute messages for years, these nameless artists got to work early in the morning to get the job done, according to an email tip sent to us by someone from FMLY.

In 2008, after the wall sat for six months bearing the bright blue marks of a vandal, locals also got together to fix things up. Though it's been touched, and touched-up, here and there since then, this is the first major overhaul in the past three years.

Check out the images of the restoration shared with us by FMLY, and then head over yourself to take a look. Just leave the markers and paint at home, ok?