In a disappointing turn, paint-wielding vandals have gone on a rampage in Maylands.
The damage was caused at the weekend, with paint splashed across businesses, footpaths and sadly, the iconic murals.
The clean up operation is already underway, but the artists may have to be contacted to fix the murals, where removing the paint will be more difficult.
The City of Bayswater is reviewing CCTV footage from local businesses, as it investigates who was responsible.
It was only recently, the artwork was singled out as one of the factors which led to the Lonely Planet recognising Maylands as one of the country's coolest neighbourhoods.