In Encinitas California, people are fighting to keep the artwork or 'graffiti' of the surfing Madonna. There are some who wish to remove her and locate her in an art museum, and others who would like the Madonna to stay. Since it is considered illegal, by law it should be removed but it has been controversial. People wish for the art, which took a lot of hours and skill, to stay because it beautifies the area.
According to the Associated Press, "Mayor James Bond has said the artwork is beautiful but leaving it in place would set a dangerous precedent and could encourage more illegal art in the city, which has a strong art community. He said the mosaic's religious connotations also have drawn complaints."
It seems that a miracle is needed to keep this art from being removed and lost.
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