A law which allowed buffing of LA's murals may end this year.

Once considered the mural capital of the world, the city of Los Angeles has lost hundreds of murals in recent times because of a law that has banned illegal billboards and supergraphics, but has failed to distinguish between them and fine art murals. For the past few years, city authorities have been overzealously buffing or painting over several murals that ended up in the category of billboards as they found it difficult to establish what constituted art.

Fortunately, this issue is now being addressed by the city officials who agree that “a process establishing the legality of installation of fine art murals on private property” must be implemented in the next few months. Till then, lets hope the mural buffing campaign in the city will slow down.

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