The turn out doubled the expectations of the event's organisers, as they had counted on around fifty people to sign a manifesto in favour of Mesas' work. In the end, this number was doubled, reaching a hundred, including some of the island's most important artists.
All of them posed for a picture on the hotel terrace with the mural in the background, and took the opportunity to read and sign the manifesto in support of Mesas' work, which, as is well known, was the subject of a dispute because the city council considered that it should be removed "due to strictly technical criteria of heritage protection and its visual impact on the neighbourhood".
José Luis Mesas began the project to turn the façade of the Hotel Artmadams, in Son Armadans, into a great work of art, painting a large-scale mural on the façade and sides of the emblematic building designed by the architect Guillem Forteza in January 2020.
Ever since the new façade was unveiled, Palma City Council has demanded that it be removed while steps are still being taken to legalise the work of art.
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I have to say im not at all a fan of Graffiti but this is not graffiti and it is hotel I believe it's Fine but you see here we have someone on the city council who obviously either doesn't like the owner of this establishment or just doesn't like the " ARTWORK " I think it's fine and actually is kind of a sign of a Boutique Hotel they should try to come to some type of a compromise .