ATLANTA -- There's a brewing turf war in the city of Atlanta over freedom of expression. Specifically, an artist's right to create versus the city's right to regulate when it comes to public art on private property.
The proposed new law, according to the city, would make it easier to green light an art project.
But many artists don't see it that way. They see the potential for censorship.
On Edgewood Avenue, not far from the King Center, a giant yellow mural marks the side of Stoney's barbershop. Across the street, an abundance of illegible tags and scribbled graffiti deface several buildings.
That is precisely why the city wants to regulate public art even if it's on private property: to prevent bad "art" from hurting neighborhoods.