Atlanta residents combine efforts to restore illegally buffed muralStreet Art // Monday, 12 Nov 2012
Local residents of an Atlanta community decided that they did not like a particular commissioned mural and without permits took things in their own hands by poorly covering the work with gray paint. The mural causing conflict was painted by French muralist, Pierre Roti, and was organized with permits by local nonprofit Living Walls. Within hours, many local residents came out to show support bringing sponges, brushes, and dishwashing liquid to help clean the paint off the mural that showed optimistic signs of being restored. A local police officer was quoted saying, “Both parties agreed to bring the matter to the community board and city permit department for resolution.” If you’re going to cover a mural at least do a proper paint job to justify your poor decisions.
If you remember a few months back, a mural painted by Hyuro also organized by Living Walls was a controversial topic and ended being defaced and painted over.
Before the buff..
First 5 Photos via THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION