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Arrested "Cat Tagger" Does Time, Gets Kitty Litter Show

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Rick Ordonez, once known in graffiti circles only as Atlas and charged in July with six felony counts of vandalism for spraying his cartoonish cats on public property, now has his own gallery show at Mid-City Arts, according to the LA Times.After serving 90 days in jail and completing 300 hours of community service, the show comes at a good time for Ordonez as it allowed him to "get back on track."

Ordonez, known for his elusive spotlight-shunning nature, remained incognito at his own show opening last week. His desire to stay out of pictures and away from the public eye have earned him comparisons to well-known street artist Banksy. After twenty years of street art, he still hasn't been seen in public.

His illustrative, slyly comic cats can be seen all over L.A. (downtown in particular) and if you'd like to get the full-on effect of a cat upon cat visual cacophony, you can check out his show - Rick Ordonez: Kitty Litter - at Mid-City Arts that runs through January 30th.