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.
The “Fast Life” mural is gone; whitewashed due to censorship over its perceived meaning. It was a skilled work of art that showed the
diversity of different cultures and was highly successful in engaging the public, attracting both acclaim and condemnation. For our community that is ‘embracing our differences,’ the censorship removed the opportunity for growth and the rejection of hatred and prejudices.