Another interesting aspect of graffiti

This footage makes a strong case for graffiti as art rather than vandalism. The artists paints over the same space over and over again – they don’t express a utility for filling up wall space to gain fame and recognition. The video medium and sites like YouTube have provided a less invasive way for graffiti artists to express their art.
Addendum: This brief in New York Times Magazine pushes the point that competition and discovery lead to less invasive forms of graffiti art. This guy actually creates art by removing existing paint rather than spraying new. This is quite the taboo in the graffiti community, unless the quality of the new piece is competitive with the old. I looked on google images to find pictures of the guy’s work, to no avail. If anyone has any luck please let me know.
Hat tip to my Dad for the reference.

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