According to The Indianapolis Star, Bird recently spotted a mural on a building in Indianapolis' Fountain Square that recreates his iconic 1977 Sports Illustrated cover photo from his Indiana State days, with one twist: He's covered in tattoos.
The artwork was done by California-based street artist Jules Muck, who made a decision to take some creative liberties with Bird's famous 1977 Sports Illustrated cover and add tattoos to the Indiana State star's arms, face and neck.
Muck says she never meant to offend Bird but was just trying to add a unique twist to the iconic cover, making it a bit of her own. "He has developed a brand that is marketable and he needs to protect that brand", Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee, told David Lindquist and Dana Hunsinger Benbow of the Indianapolis Star.
"Bird understands and respects her right to creative freedom, and she understood his desire to maintain the respectful brand that he has created", Sallee said.Читайте также: Jill Biden: Joe Most Electable Candidate
"That's what motivated me", she told the newspaper. Bird doesn't like the tattoos and has requested they be removed. 'If he was happy and thought it was amusing, that's a different story'. He replied, "Well, there's a lot more tattoos now than there were when I played".
'It's nothing personal against Larry, ' Muck said. "I just wanted to have a little fun".
Muck confirmed she's been in touch with Bird's representatives to try to come to an agreement but said, "It's going to be a matter of how much we have to do to change it". Muck said that she contacted a family friend who was a doctor.
When asked in an interview about what Los Angeles means to her, Muck said, "I think it means freedom to me".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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