This South Los Angeles mural could soon be painted over

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If you drive down South Harvard Boulevard in South LA, you'll see the beautiful faces of four women painted on a garage, but it could soon be painted over after the city received a complaint.

The Los Angeles-based artist Evol painted the piece at 3837 South Harvard Boulevard in 2012 for the previous owner.

It's been there ever since without incident.

"Most of the people in this area dig it, and I've been painting this area for 14 years. Everyone appreciates it. It motivates them. It inspires them, and that's kind of cool," Evol said. "People will stop in the middle of the road, get out of their car and take a photo."

Dr. Luis Toranzo, who owns the property, said he was told by a city inspector that a complaint was made about the mural.

City officials gave Toranzo until May 6 to remove it -- or else pay a fine.

"There's nothing controversial about this portrait," Toranzo told us in response. "We would be really sad to see this go."

If you'd like to voice your opinion about the "Ladies of South LA," you could contact the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety or write Mayor Eric Garcetti on Twitter.

(H/T LA Magazine)

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