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Graffiti: eyesore or art?

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Message 1 - posted by Host_Christine, Jul 14, 2006

Does it look messy? Do you like it? Where can you go if you want some removed in your neighbourhood and where can you go if you want to see graffiti in an art exhibition? Follow the link to find out: www.digitalbirmingha...
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Message 2 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Jul 14, 2006

Street art covers a multitude of styes and quality.See the informative Banksy thread on here or read online about such excellent artists as Basquiat.
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Message 3 - posted by U2426712 , Jul 21, 2006

In the right place it can look good, look at the display near Aston Hall. More of the same please.
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Message 4 - posted by ThatGirlFromLondon, Dec 18, 2006

graffiti can be an art & i quite like it, but when people just write scribble on road signs and buses that does my head in!!
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Message 5 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Dec 18, 2006

But those are exactly the sites and surfaces that need creative injection.
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Message 6 - posted by ThatGirlFromLondon, Dec 18, 2006

how does a roadsign need creative injection? someone writing a made up word like 'sumz' is hardly creative????
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Message 7 - posted by YoungAdolf, Dec 19, 2006

It is terrible. yes there are a few exceptions but by and large it is vandalism.
All those in favour of it do it on your own wall, do it in your mother's house in the kitchen.
grow up and get a life!
<grr>
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Message 8 - posted by christubal, Dec 19, 2006

Art my arse! If your so fond of graffiti daub it on your own front door rather than assault the publics vision. Graffiti 'artists' remind me of stray dogs who stop to piss on public lamposts. A pastime of the socially inept and invisible, they can make a decent residential area seem like a socially deprived ghetto. If I catch any of you excluded layabouts defacing anywhere near my area, it will take more than a paramedic to extract the tools of your trade from your colon. P.S Do any of you vandals offer money to remove art excreta when requested?

Yours 'The Caped Inserter'
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Message 9 - posted by JohnSeaforth, Jan 12, 2007

I'm afraid I also am of the opinion that graffiti is not art. They cause much more anger than appreciaton. There is not much of it in any case that is not an eyesore.
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Message 10 - posted by U6532874, Jan 13, 2007

The paperback Banksy is worth it even if you bought the hardback. There is a lot more fresh material in the new one.
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Message 11 - posted by Billybingle, Sep 24, 2007

The low life that go round spraying their "tags" over everyone's property except their own are anti-social scum bags.
They should be traced and made to clean the mess they have helped to create until they are sick of the sight of it.

Well, I can at least hope.
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