The Choe Show opened last month in a secret office building in Los Angeles, and is only accessible to people who were accepted after a lengthy application process.
On Sunday afternoon, 18 artists gathered in front of David Choe’s mural, which was recently painted over, to protest rape culture in light of the street artist’s own history.
The graffiti crew Big Time Mafia has scrawled its initials across Choe’s controversial Lower East Side mural, completed less than a week ago.
The latest artist commissioned to paint the influential Soho wall is a man who has bragged about his predatory sexual behavior.
According to Business Insider, “[Street] artist David Choe painted the inside of Facebook’s first headquarters back in 2005, and Mark Zuckerberg made him an offer: he could be paid a few thousand dollars in cash, or take the same amount in Facebook stock.” Choe took the stock and now it’s worth $200 million.