Earlier this week Pier 15 announced that the artwork of Kessels, who made a career in the advertising world, will be dismantled on Thursday under pressure from an American action group. American sponsors of Pier 15 threaten to stop their contribution to the skate hall if no action is taken. They in turn feel pressured by the activists. Among the lenders is the leading skate brand Volcom, which also markets clothing and has a record label. The company, which is headquartered in California, is inaccessible for an explanation.