The Saga Of Art Versus Illegal Advertising In LA

The Saga Of Art Versus Illegal Advertising In LA

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

Naresh Kumar
  • 21 july 2010

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.

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