Wednesday, September 28, 2011
WTF - Postering Over This Graffiti Mural?!
This graffiti mural from the arts district in downtown LA is one of the premier pieces anywhere. It features crazy, intricate, colorful and highly stylized pieces from Dabs Myla, Rime, and many more artists.
We just got sent this pic of a group that wants to raise awareness for a Congo benefit event who is postering over the wall.
Don't know anything about the group or who owns the wall, but it seems like complete bullshit to tile event posters over a gorgeous graffiti wall like this--even if the event is a humanitarian fund raiser.
But what does a wall takeover like this accomplish anyway? Its in a little nook of the city that is not a high traffic area. People have to work to get to this spot, and when they do they would rather see art than an ad. Wonder how many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars the Congo folks spent printing these full color posters? Seems like it would have been a lot better spent helping out the people of Congo and not crapping up one of LA's premier art walls.
Stay tuned to M&F for more on this developing story.
***Thanks to Travis for sending in the pic***