The City of Minneapolis found this mural in violation of its zoning code in 2010. The painting was part of a used car lot on Lake St. (now closed) and the city code defines a mural as "A work of graphic art painted on a building wall, which contains no commercial advertising or logos, and which does not serve to advertise or promote any business, product, activity, service, interest or entertainment." It ordered the offending portions painted over. Did Minneapolis make the right call?
(Image Courtesy of Gary Schiff)