My understanding is that this was a mural done on a building - with permission - which is now vacant.
But I think what "floored" my friend is how hostile the person who did the mural was.
In actuality, the picture of the mural was just taken as a reminder and as a way to find out who did all of the artwork in that area. My friend actually wanted to know who the kids were that did some smaller work and not the mural itself.
So for anyone who can read more than 140 characters, the e-mail sent was pretty clear that my friend was interested in finding out about the student artists and not the adult who did the mural.
Does it ever make sense to respond to a friendly inquiry with a THREAT?? :-/
If I had any artistic abilities - which I do not - and someone inquired about something I did, my first response would be, "Did you like it??" versus "You better be careful or else I'm gonna..."
You would think people would be flattered that someone would show interest or take a picture of your work?
(A far cry from making a copy and selling it in quantities of millions on the Black Market?!) :rolleyes:
Such an angry world...