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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Graffiti


In some places in New York, such as the subway, graffiti is cleaned off and trains are guarded as much as possible against its recurrence of graffiti. In other places, like the Lower East Side, as seen for example on this corner of 2nd Avenue and 1st Street, it has flourished in its present incarnation. The community seems to embrace it as a signal and an identifier of the neighborhood's outlaw past. In the eighties, there were many small galleries in the East Village and they often showed graffiti artists, popularizing the aesthetic to where it has now become accepted by many as a classic form of art.

8 comments:

Sam said...

I sort of prefer the art below - but this is colorful and certainly brightens up a plain wall...What is it about people having to brighten up plain walls? My kids used to draw on the walls, LOL!

Nerissa said...

I'm picky about that which I term graffiti and that which I consider street art. In my opinion you show a bit of both.

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Anonymous said...

When people draw on other's property it signals that the barbarians have arrived.

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