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Occupy LA Wants Occupy LA Murals

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After the Occupy LA camp raid in late November, the city took possession of the four-sided mural that had surrounded a fountain on the City Hall lawn (the city had put up the plywood to protect the historic fountain). In early January, the Department of Cultural Affairs put out a call for institutions to display the mural. But now Occupy LA would like its art back, please: "we respectfully deny your call for conditional possession of the OLA Murals. We believe your appraisal of the OLA Murals misunderstands their true purpose and value. Outside OLA’s group of autonomous Mural artists, OLA, or the People themselves, we believe the artworks should neither be owned, nor released to institutions, nor displayed without the consent of the Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly." [OLA/LAist]