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Foster the People mural paints a picture of city's policy adjustment
Foster the People mural paints a picture of city's policy adjustment

Indie pop band Foster the People's "Supermodel" mural in downtown L.A. generated superbuzz last week when it was set to be whitewashed, according to the band, which cited conflicts with city officials over the mural's approval. The online fan petition that ensued garnered more than 12,000 signatures, and Mayor Eric Garcetti eventually stepped in "to cool things off," his office said, postponing the artwork's removal. But lost in all the celebratory fan and band tweets was the fact that the mural's fate still hangs in the balance: Ultimately the owner of the Santa Fe Lofts will decide to remove the mural or will pay to have it retroactively registered...

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