Foster The People Mural Saved By Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
July 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM (PT)
LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI prevented the removal of the FOSTER THE PEOPLE Supermodel mural hours before it was scheduled to be painted over on MONDAY (7/14) thanks to a fan-generated petition that generated 12,000 signatures. After a LOS ANGELES TIMES story spread word of the mural’s impending removal last FRIDAY(7/11), the fan petition over the weekend caught the attention of GARCETTI’s office.
“Thank you ERIC GARCETTI for listening and intervening on such short notice," said FOSTER THE PEOPLE frontman MARK FOSTER. He continues, “Thank you LOS ANGELES TIMES for covering the story. Most of all, thank you to all of you who signed the petition and helped spread the word! You surprised everyone and saved this mural.”
The band invited fans to the DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES site for a celebration MONDAY. Fans were given limited edition screen printed posters of the mural and interviewed by a film crew there to document their thoughts on the mural, art, their history with LOS ANGELES, music, and community.
The mural was created by FOSTER and artist YOUNG & SICK and painted by L.A. street artists DANIEL LAHODA, LEBA, and VYAL. At seven stories high, it is one of the largest public murals in the UNITED STATES. The band played a free show at the base of the mural in JANUARY to announce the release of Supermodel. Watch the video of their mural show.