The Breakfast Klub restaurant owner, Marcus Davis hasn’t had luck keeping an Obama mural on the restaurant’s outside wall. In 2008 he hired Houston artist, Reginald Adams, to paint a reproduction of the Shephard Fairey* HOPE design. It was vandalized and restored on two separate occasions in 2010.
Before the 2012 election Davis once again commissioned Adams to paint a new mural, this time using an image of the President and the year: 2012. The piece was painted in October 2012 and was vandalized in January of 2013.
Undeterred by the repeated crime, Davis once again hired Adams to paint a new mural. This time the mural takes up a larger footprint of the building and features the President holding a baby. A man was found on the site with the newly installed surveillance cameras in possession of a can of paint but because he wasn’t caught committing any crime he was not taken into custody.
*Interesting side story about the HOPE piece: Fairey was successfully sued for $25,000 for copyright infringement for using the photo without the permission of the Associated Press. (click on the link below for a brief but interesting summary of the events).