Letter – Graffiti mural was legal

Re: Outlaw Artists, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

Graffiti mural was legal

Re: Outlaw Artists, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

In regards to your cover photo, it is important to note that it was not, in fact, the building owner who had it painted over. The mural was done in full knowledge, and with permission from a representative of the building owner. It was actually the manager of a nearby business that took it upon himself to have it removed, as it did not appeal to his own personal artistic tastes. It is also important to note that before this legal mural was created, the alley was in a state of utter disrepair. The business manager in question took absolutely no interest in ‘cleaning up the alley’ until someone attempted to turn it into a work of art for the community to enjoy. This instance was simply one in which an individual felt that their own tastes and opinions should supersede those of the rest of our community, which is something that, sadly, happens far too often in this world.

Asia Longphee,Victoria

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