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Highland Park's Meeting Of Styles Mural Ordered Erased

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According to the LA Weekly's Matthew Fleischer, artists who took part in the recent Meeting of Styles event in Highland Park are hopping mad after Los Angeles Country Supervisor Gloria Molina set in motion an order requiring the Friends of the Los Angeles River to whitewash the remains of a mural from the event, despite the fact that the organizers had gained the necessary permit to do the art. A traveling exhibition that'd also made stops in Brazil and Bulgaria, the Meeting of Styles event drew over 100 graffiti artists from around the world when it came to LA this fall. While some of the art had gone up in an area not sanctioned by the permit--and that art was offered to be removed --Molina also publicly expressed unhappinesses with the content of the sanctioned mural, so that area is apparently being white-washed as well. How did we know this was going to end in controversy? [Image via the LA Weekly]
· Gloria Molina Orders Meeting of Styles Mural Whitewashed [LA Weekly]
· Scenes From Meeting of Styles Graffiti Event [Curbed LA]