The mural of Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick choking a dog in a Dallas Cowboys uniform was painted over Friday by the city of Philadelphia’s “graffiti abatement team.”
The painting had gone up recently on the side of a “Tires ‘R’ Us” store on York Street in the city’s Kensington section.
Within a day of images of the artwork showing up on assorted blogs, the city covered it over, saying no permit had been issued for it, NBC in Philadelphia reported.
Permits are needed for murals on any buildings in the city, said Andrew Stober in the mayor’s office of transportation and utilities.
The manager of the building gave the “OK” to paint over the mural, said Stober, but Stober would not comment on who put it up or if there were any complaints about it.
Posted by John Woestendiek August 31st, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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A mural has appeared on the side of a tire store in Philadelphia, depicting Michael Vick in his new Eagles uniform, choking a dog in a Dallas Cowboys uniform.
Vick, who served an 18-month federal prison sentence for dogfighting, made his return to the NFL last night.
Posted by John Woestendiek August 28th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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