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At the intersection of art and controversy, Mr. Wrong

Mr. Wrong in all his fist-shaking glory.[/caption]

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staffers and fans across the nation were surprised and delighted last night to see

. Actually it was a random "man-on-the-street" encounter for a local news segment, but still: Former

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Art Director Joe MacLeod, a.k.a

, killed it here. He is natural TV Personality Material, dig?) "Of course," he says, "they left all my good stuff on the editing bay floor." WBFF's Your-Tax-Dollars-Wasted theme is an evergreen, but we like the idea that the city is actually doing some demolition. For years, we really didn't. And $1,750 for the mural—$50k for all the murals—probably isn't all that horrible in the grand scheme of things. Oh, it's getting knocked down in a few minutes then? That's kind of spiritual, isn't it? Rather like the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of

a few days after they're finished. It's a literal meditation on the impermanence of things. Of course, the "Forever Together" mural is actually a "pop-up teaser" for a larger, city-sponsored gallery show for the artist, according to the

Baltimore Brew

, which

. Then too, aren't all commercials, on some level, ephemeral?


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