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    Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:50:16

    Foster the People Mural to Be Removed in L.A.? - Mark Foster is bummed

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    Update: It appears that the mural will remain in place, for now at least.

    Foster the People frontman Mark Foster is bummed that a huge street mural painted to promote the band's Supermodel album must be removed from L.A.

    Local music and art group Young & Sick painted a massive repro of the band's album cover over the facade of a building at 539 S. Los Angeles Street in December, at FTP's commissioning and behest.

    The image, officially measuring 148 by 126 feet, was declared the largest mural ever constructed on America's West Coast. But it will be painted over.

    City officials revoked the permit. "This news has come as a surprise and disappointment to me and everyone else that collaborated on making this project happen. This mural was our contribution to the city of Los Angeles – our kiss of color to the city we love. The permits that we were told were approved, have retroactively been denied due to a number of issues involving the building and the city. Therefore, we wanted to let you know that it will be there for the next few days in case you haven't seen it and want a chance to visit before it comes down," Foster posted in a statement on the website.

    He finished, "Thank you for all your support... Never did I think I would be involved in creating an art piece of this scale and magnitude. We feel truly honored to have been able to share it with you over the last year. Art brings to life things that can seemingly be dead, and can put a fresh perspective on things that are living. It's so important we keep creating."

    What do you think of this mural being removed?

    —Carly Costello

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