Last week we told you about a new Banksy mural that was reportedly threatened by the people who own the wall it was painted on. Such street art is often derided as vandalism by property owners and city managers, but on a trip to see the painting ourselves we discovered, sadly, that some idiot really had vandalized the wall.
According to the people posting on this Facebook event page, Urban Outfitters, a retailer that usually tries just a little too hard to be cool, is threatening to paint over a new work by the world’s most famous street artist. We can’t confirm whether Urban Outfitters is that boneheaded, but it’s nice to see the public rise to the defense of art, regardless.
Tuesday’s elections are a thing of the past, but the battle over California’s Proposition 8 is still going on. On Thursday, a large group of demonstrators marched in Los Angeles in protest of the ban on gay marriage, with the Westwood area’s Mormon temple as their eventual destination.