Artist Samantha Lo who previously made stickers of Singapore's "founding father" Lee Kuan Yew as LIMPEH (meaning "your father" in Hokkien -mandarin dialect) pasted subversive stickers on traffic light buttons. Dubbed Sticker Lady, she was arrested and generated interesting dialogue in Singapore about street art.
THE STICKER LADY FIASCO
Police: "vandalising public property is a very irresponsible act"
Member of parliament: "art per se is not an issue if you get approval"
Appeal judge: while "some might regard graffiti as a stimulating and liberating activity that adds colour, spice and variety to a staid environment", such actions were "offensive to the sensibilities of the general public".
Sparked a public outcry on whether it was art or vandalism.
What could have been a charge for vandalism – which warrants caning and jail time, became a charge for seven counts of mischief. Lo was sentenced to a milder 240 hours of community service as well as a 3 Months Day Reporting Order.
Commissions for tourism spots run by the government
Article about the fiasco and her solo exihibition some time on-