City Commissions Public Mural, Fusses And Interferes Over Detail After Detail, Then Finally Paints Over The Whole Thing

“Yesterday afternoon, artist Gary Wynans, who goes by Mr. AbiLLity, learned that [Jersey City] workers had painted over his giant painting of a Monopoly game board at the heavily trafficked Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. … The surprise paint job was not the first time City Hall has made its mark on Mr. AbiLLity’s board. The entire process was riddled by authorities’ demands that the artist edit his work, foreseeing possible controversy around the original image.”