Vice Squad Censoring Murals in L.A.?
This was published on bedlammagazine.com.
By JONATHAN JERALD
Emmeric James Konrad, longtime anchor of the downtown L.A. arts scene, was told late last week by the proprietors of a downtown bar that they had been ordered by a vice officer to remove the mural he painted on their windows on Spring St. at 5th.
According to Eva Kandarpa in Council Member Jan Perry’s office, however, there is no complaint or action pending against the bar in question, the Down and Out, a popular bohemian watering hole that has become ground zero for Gallery Row activities such as the immensely successful Downtown Art Walk.