This happened back in May but no body cared. "Someone" (The M/C) just painted over a mural that went up at Willow and Santa Fe in downtown Los Angeles only one-and-a-half months ago. So long ago...
It was painted by street artists on the side of a building adjacent to the graffiti-themed L.A. Gallery, apparently in celebration of the gallery's opening (at the tax payer dime; thus Kurt Sutter and all employees, actors, cable t.v. customers and comercial sponsors paid for it?).
But now it's gone. And no one cared until some leftist liberal weekly rag decided to vomitt the story and puff up the chest of a Trojan Horse. And according to big-name L.A. graffer Honda Sabre, the culprit is Kurt Sutter, writer/producer/director of Sons of Anarchy, that FX show about a motorcycle gang in Sun Valley.
"It's funny how these TV directors come into a neighborhood, steal the art imagery, destroy other works then move on leaving a pile of shit," That's Sooooo Funny. They stole it by painting over it? I stole over my grass in the front yard by mowing it just last week...
Ironically, the mural was erected as part of the "L.A. Irony" project, started to combat the city's decade-long mural moratorium which no one followed anyway. Honda Sabre in particular has lobbied relentlessly (you know those crazy people you see spewing and frothing in front of the City Council on public access television?) -- and creatively (both in diet, odors, and homeless "Derelict" made popluar by Derek Zoolander) -- for a new mural ordinance that would allow Los Angeles to regain its title as mural capital of the world (And that Ladies and Gentlemen, is where Los Angeles needs to be heading... forget the economy, jobs, taxes, etc. nothing important here folks, move along).
Now, in addition to battling billboard companies and City Hall officials for public art space (along with the occasional "War Against Arizona" terrorist excursions to Silverlake (Arizona really is far you know?)), it appears street-art defenders ("I am Batman") must also keep an eye out for disrespectful Hollywood execs with paint rollers as they roam the cold hard streets of Los Angeles disrepecting the culture and oppressing the freedom of taggers, graffers, and (even) the homeless and illegal aliens (from Space. Don't get your dick in a knot!) who've "pee stained" art expression on walls across Los Angeles)
Kurt Sutter denies any involvement in the painting over of the wall and said, "You really need to get a life. Of course we did it! This is what we do, intentionally, whenever we can. We're Outlaws Bee'otch! Reaper Tagging Crew!"