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Why LA Needs a Mural Policy In One Picture

3:07 PM PDT on September 28, 2011

UPDATE 09/29: Falling Whistles have issued a public apology for their mistake.

Yesterday and today in LA, and organization called Falling Whistles, which has the admirable goal of raising money for the war-ravaged African nation of Congo, decided to fuck up a legendary arts district mural by pasting over it with their messages. Whatever the circumstances, it's hard to believe ANYONE would think destroying a work of art by local legends (and international guests) would be a good way to get attention for a cause. It's also hard to trust the judgment of this particular group after the ignorance and lack of respect they've displayed for the local arts scene in Los Angeles.

You can ask @FallingWhistles and @seancarasso on Twitter what the plan is here for restoration of the work of art they've damaged.

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