Fearless LA (with, top to bottom: To Be Determined, Rene Gagnon, Smear), Sunset Junction, taken March 6, 2014
Sickid (with, top to bottom: To Be Determined, Rene Gagnon, Smear), Sunset Junction, taken March 9, 2014
I really liked Fearless LA’s love letter to the city. The message, size and notebook paper aesthetic appealed to me. However, I quickly learned that Fearless LA is affiliated with a church. To me, that constituted advertising, and I try not to highlight ads. But, the artist said they are a collective of artists (that happen to be associated with a church) that want to spread positive messages to the people of LA. Ok. I will take their word for it.
And then, TBD said to go over there the next day. I was expecting a large photograph pasted over, but instead, Sickid struck. Now, something is brewing….
Fearless LA simply told Sickid to try to find their other work, to which Sickid replied that he didn’t even realize he went over someone.
What is an ad and what is art?