2 disputes over isle murals show potential legal and PR pitfalls
By Dan Nakaso email@example.com
Sept. 25, 2017
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A woman walked past the mural-adorned walls of a building at 746 Auahi St. in Kakaako on Sunday. Landowner Kamehameha Schools and a Pow! Wow! Worldwide mural-painting organizer say they have agreements in place covering control of the Kakaako artwork. Two recent disputes over murals elsewhere on Oahu have demonstrated issues that can arise over public art.
“A lot of these guys are coming from the graffiti culture where they’re painting illegally on the street. So they’re happy if it (a mural) lasts more than a week. But we guarantee it will stay up for a year until the next festival.”
Co-lead director of Pow! Wow! Worldwide, on the painted murals in Kakaako