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    Jules Muck aka Muckrock. Paints murals.

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    Jules Muck, also known by her tag Muckrock, and her dog Dada, sit next to one of her latest murals, titled "Dolly Door", painted on the side of the Amelia's bakery and Bluebeard building at Norwood St. and Virginia Ave. in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
    It's not the first time Muck has stirred controversy in the city. A mural of rabbits mating ó a scene similar to the bunnies on Bird's forearm ó didnít last a week on the exterior of a Woodruff Place restaurant last year.
    Still, Muck has spent more than two weeks in Indianapolis this summer adding murals to restaurants, record stores and residential spaces.

    'We'll see'
    Muck told IndyStar that she was simply "commissioned to paint a wall."
    "The wall was actually one of my favorites," she said, "because it was a great location and completely unspecified."
    The wall is part of a multifamily home on Prospect Street. Muck said she chose to paint Bird because people had been texting her: "You know whoís from there? Larry Bird. You need to paint Larry Bird."

    Then, someone sent her a photo of Bird in his first Sports Illustrated cover photo shoot. It was from 1977. Bird was leaning over with a finger to his mouth as if he were shushing someone. The headline read: "College Basketball's Secret Weapon."
    "Thatís what motivated me," said Muck. "It was kind of kitsch and retro."
    Muck said she was merely painting a picture of an Indiana basketball legend.
    "It would be very scary if I wasnít allowed to paint people, because I paint people constantly," she said. "There have been times when Iíve done exact duplicates of photographs where I reached out to photographers and theyíre cool with it. Usually, itís just a photographer I have to ask, because itís using an exact replica of their image."
    Muck said she often adds things to her murals to avoid a total copy.
    "They said the tattoos are the problem," she said. "I canít just do an exact replica of a photograph. Plus, I donít want to."
    Muck confirmed she and Bird's representatives ó including lawyers ó have been talking and trying to come to an agreement.
    "We'll see," Muck said. "Itís going to be a matter of how much we have to do to change it."
    This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Larry Bird wants tattoos removed from street artist's mural of him

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    After Bird spotted a mural of himself on a Fountain Square building, painted by graffiti and street artist Jules Muck, he wasn't exactly thrilled.
    It was him, a massive him in a powder blue Indiana State uniform, tattooed up with bunnies mating on his right forearm, a spiderweb on his left shoulder and a red cardinal on his cheek.
    Bird didn't like the tattoos, said his attorney, Gary Sallee.
    "Larry's position is he has elevated himself from where he began to where he is now through a lot of hard work. He has developed a brand that is marketable and he needs to protect that brand," Sallee told IndyStar. "The mural, as originally painted, was a departure from that brand."

    A Larry Bird mural in Fountain Square is causing some controversy.


    Bird didn't ask that the mural be removed entirely, Sallee said. "He has not been heavy- handed at all."
    And because of Bird's willingness to compromise, Sallee said, he believes an agreement was reached between Bird and Muck Tuesday.
    He expects that the mural will remain on the building — but with all tattoos removed except the word "Indiana" spelled out on Bird's left forearm.
    "All of his friends and 98% of his players are tattooed. He doesn't have any problem with tattoos," Sallee said. "He just doesn’t want to be seen as a tattooed guy."
    Sallee said Muck has been easy to work with and has great respect for Larry.
    "She thought the tattooed Larry had value to Larry and his fans," he said. "She understood why Larry didn’t think that."

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    koriwhat,

    if this Muckrock chick remains stubborn could you remove the tats?

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    KoriWhat what say you, oh forum resident expert on tats
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    A few of them are cool but then she went full prison tats. And what's with the huge Cardinal on his face.
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    Whats with the rabbits humping?

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    Lol artists

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    She can’t do an exact replica of a photograph, but she can do an exact replica of a photograph with added face tats. Quite the artistic statement

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    yes the tats are stoopid but who cares
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    I'm a Bird fan; but he's being a bit of a douche about this, tbh.

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    How the hell did she make him less ugly?

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    How the hell did she make him less ugly?
    That’s incredibly easy to do. It’s nigh impossible to make him more ugly though.
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    Looks dope to me

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    Everyone knows that street art ain't commercial; Bird being a tool, tbh.

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    mural must have had calf tats.

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    Whats with the rabbits humping?
    Man with great genes are compelled to spread them.

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    those aren't tattoos... it's spray paint but whatever.

    those aren't portraits either... they're caricatures but whatever.
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    Bird's left hand looks normal, his right hand looks like DMC's.

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