“Rick Ordonez: Kitty Litter”, an exhibition at Mid-City Arts, a street-art gallery in Los Angeles, features the work of a graffiti artist whose tags of cats have appeared across Los Angeles.
A work from the show (I think):
His art, unfortunately, earned him 90 days in jail and 300 hours of community work.
The long arm of the law intervened in July, when investigators with the Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau caught up with Ordonez, 33, and busted him for creating cats on public property, especially on or near the Pasadena Freeway.
Apparently he was vigorously pursued, according to another article:
The Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau, which specializes in pursuing high-profile taggers, arrested Ordonez based on tips and information gathered in the community.
Most of the infamous cat paintings were plastered on state and local transit properties… According to investigators, Ordonez has associations with a tagging crew and is a cat owner.
Quite an M.O.
Though the cats are fairly new, Ordonez is a highly respected street artist who has been at it for 20 years. He has no desire to be recognized.