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A heated exchange took place between the artist and dealer, and Josune left abruptly after her project was dropped off. Johnson called the cops and complained.
A crowd gathered as three squad cars arrived. Artist Beatriz Monteavaro, who has a studio next to Diet, shook her head.
"It's becoming a free-for-all here. This is unacceptable. It's like someone taking a shit in front of your house. You know it's funny, yet sad," she said as Art Miami onlookers across the street pulled out their cell phones and snapped photographs.
Police officers ticketed Josune's tagless jalopy and had it impounded. Reached by phone, the artist said her homeowners' association wanted the car off her property as well. But that didn't stop her from paying the towing fees and having her heinous handiwork unceremoniously plopped onto North Miami Avenue in time for the Basel edition of Wynwood's gallery crawl this past Saturday. "I don't care if the artwork is shit," she brayed.