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lesson on graffiti/street art

Jessica Johnson

on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of Graffiti

Banksy is probably the most famous graffiti artist today. He uses spray paint, brush painting, and stencils. Famous Graffiti Artists This way they can still create their art without it being illegal Most famous graffiti artists have admitted their identity. Now they usually do commissioned work and work on canvas. Famous graffiti artist who has been invited to create murals all over the world. KET
Alain Maridueña used to paint subway trains in NYC. Paul Curtis AKA “Moose” was the pioneer of this idea. Cleaning the walls with a scrub brush and water to create images. Reverse Graffiti Street artist from Brazil who also did some reverse graffiti. Alexandre Orion Banksy is his nickname. Nobody knows his real name or who he is. Seak He was charged with various counts including criminal mischief, making graffiti, and possession of graffiti tools. Today he still creates graffiti murals, but with permission! Is "reverse graffiti" illegal? Reverse Graffiti is a classic example of urban art that confounds authorities. In most cases, the police are helpless, unable to fine or arrest someone for cleaning public surfaces. Some cities have been able to fine reverse graffiti artists claiming that it forces the city to spend money to finish cleaning the rest of the wall.
Graffiti Styles The Law

Let's get this straight: vandalism is against the law. Spray painting public or private property - no matter how "artistic" you think it looks - can get you in a lot of trouble and lead to jail time. Graffiti can be linked to gang culture, with gangs "tagging" their turf. It's also expensive to remove, so it eats up a lot of public money that could be going to better uses.
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