There Is Currently A Paint-Off Over The 'Egg Boy' Mural
A mural painted in honour of Australia's 'Egg Boy' has been painted over, then painted over again and again once more, as opposing parties duke it out for the final say on a Melbourne laneway wall.
Artist Van T Rudd immortalised the moment William Connolly -- now commonly known as Egg Boy -- cracked an egg on the back of Queensland senator Fraser Anning's head in a mural on Sunday night.
Connolly's protest came after a widely-condemned statement released by the former One Nation member blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch terror attack.
But it didn't take long for Fraser's supporters to undo Rudd's work, which was painted in Melbourne's famous Hosier Lane.
On Monday night the painting vanished behind a coat of white paint, the only addition remaining a "Vote Fraser" hashtag.
The artist uploaded photos of the wall's new look to Instagram asking followers to verify if the images were real.
Reports suggest the people responsible are members of a far-right group.
Just a few hours later and before the paint had even dried, anti-racism advocates struck back.
"No room for racism," the wall read atop the white paint.
"Dismantle white supremacy.'
The laneway wall was then targeted one more time. Sometime before midday on Tuesday, black spray paint was used to cover the words previously emblazoned in yellow.
At the time of writing this is how it remains, but there's no telling where this will end.
After the original mural's completion, Rudd shared the work with his followers online.
"If you're on your way to work in Melbourne CBD this morning (March 18th, 2019), here's a gift for you in Hosier Lane," the artist said on his website.
"This mural just HAD to be done! A tribute to #eggboy and his glorious response to Australian politician #fraseranning 's support of extreme right wing terror."
10 daily has reached out to the artist for comment.