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Graffiti Artist SABER Puts Tags in the Skies Above L.A.

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It's a bird! (No.) It's a plane! (Well, yes.) It's sky graffiti! (WTF?) California-based graffiti artist SABER sent skywriting planes over Downtown L.A. today to leave his mark, and the mark of other prominent graffiti artists, in the form of sky tagging.

The goal of the unusual "installation" was to "challenge the city’s controversial moratorium on murals," explains ANIMAL. Artists have been curbed when it comes to painting large-scale works because of their classification as "signage."

A recent incident of this exact dilemma found an elderly North Hollywood woman having to paint over a mural she commissioned for her home because the city deemed it advertising.

The names, and "words of protest" put in the sky today aim to "spread awareness about the ordinance that is a direct threat to common sense, but more importantly, free speech!"

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