Seeing Red Over Blu

photo by Deborah Vankin

According to the LA Times:

A crew of street and graffiti artists, together with a handful of war veterans, gathered Monday night in the dark, empty parking lot of MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo to stage a guerrilla protest performance against the museum’s director, Jeffrey Deitch. Cloaked in knit caps and heavy wool scarves in the cold night air, the 20 or so self-described art activists huddled near the museum’s expansive north wall, projecting laser graffiti out of the back seat of a silver VW Passat with a laptop perched precariously on the roof of the car.

In case you missed it, Jeffrey Deitch commissioned a mural on one of MoCA’s walls by the street artist Blu back in December, and when Deitch saw that Blu had covered the wall with coffins draped in dollar bills, he had the mural painted over. There are some great images of the original mural here.

People are not pleased!

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~ by Valerie Palmer on January 4, 2011.

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