New mural takes shot at city leaders, ‘Tube Dude’
The French spray-paint artist known as MTO who painted the “Fast Life” mural on the building owned by Scott Gerber and his ‘Tube Dude’ business, has now painted another mural on the Sarasota Architectural Salvage building. Gerber received admonishment from the City of Sarasota to remove the mural, and subsequently, Gerber painted over the mural. Now, MTO has painted a mural with a doctor wearing sunglasses and a stethoscope and in the glasses are the images of ‘Tube Dudes’ with dollar signs in their eyes. The name tag on the doctor states, “Dr. Robin: Specialist for leaders and haters, bull—-, crisis. City of Sarasota.”
The owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Jesse White, has stated that he was not aware that the final artwork would have the profane language or the images of tube dudes in it. White is not sure yet what he will do about the artwork, but for now he will leave it on the side of his building.