Blu, a secretive Italian, is famous for his amazing murals and graffiti the world over.
His distinctive comic book style sometimes deliver caustic messages against big corporations like the oil companies. One of his controversial street art creations is the smoking politicians mural, which was intended as a protest against political inaction towards pollution in Southern Italy.
Blu’s latest LA commission by the Museum of Contemporary Art is a controversial street art design twice over. His initial anti-war design for the project featured dollar bills covering military coffins, making quite the political statement. However, the Museum decided soon after to erase this piece of work. Blu has declined the offer to repaint because he considers this action as “mural censorship."