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Los Angeles Mural // BLU x MOCA

December 12, 2010

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles recently commissioned BLU, one of VT’s favorite street artists, to create a piece for the north wall of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The mural features $1 bills over caskets, making a statement on the political affairs of the United States.

The piece caused some major controversy, and was buffed within 24 hour of it being up. The GOOD blog reached out to MOCA to ask why the mural was so quickly covered up, but so far, no one from media relations has responded to the calls.

So what gives? Was the mural too politically charged for other members of the MOCA team? What would that mean for Deitch’s purported sea change? If a blanket anti-war (or anti-death industry?) statement is too controversial for MOCA, what can we look forward to this spring?

Thoughts anyone?


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