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229 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Lynn_19

Will graffiti artists ever step out of the dark and be embraced by society in a positive light?


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17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 11:55:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
That photo is a pretty sorry excuse for one representing "grafitti art." There are much cooler ones out there. Grafitti art is part of the subculture of hip-hop and is already regarded in a positive light by people in that scene.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 10:12:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Firstly, i didn't add that photo there. It was added my the mods. Secondly, you didn't answer the question. Its society as a whole, and not only those people into hip-hop.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 10:25:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree there could have been a better representation of graffiti other than the picture that was posted. As far as the culture being embraced by society - there are places where it has already happened. I know of companies and cities that have taken second looks at the artists, and hired them for their skills - trying to get them away from the illegal side of graff. I also am aware there are a lot of people out there that do look down on graffiti, and I don't blame them because there are some artists that do cause a lot of damage on buildings and property, and unfortunately, they would rather showcase their talents illegally instead of in a productive environment (as far as society is concerned).
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/4/03 - 7:54:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lynn, note that I wasn't blaming you for the photo; I was making a general statement. Secondly, Daygo is right and it has happened in many places, not just with people that are in the hip-hop scene, but among those that understand its legitimacy AS a scene and a culture. My generic "yes" answer, I used as a vote. Sorry that you weren't satisfied with my comments but I was simply making a point that I thought was interesting and might generate a little discussion.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/4/03 - 8:03:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
They already have...at least somewhat--Jean-Michel Basquiat.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/4/03 - 8:07:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
as long as they continue to force their 'art' on shop owners and city infrastructure, they will continue to be shunned by the majority of the public... the percentage of graffiti that can be considered art is HUGELY out weighed by the large majority of street punks who tag buildings and property for gang and personal advertisement...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/6/03 - 8:20:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've seen some great graffiti that shows some real talent...However, when it is "destructive of private property" it cannot be viewed in a postivie light...however, there is something kind of like a traveling art show when you watch the train go by with all that graffiti on it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/6/03 - 8:23:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
There's a great graffiti club for young people in Plymouth that uses professional graffiti artists to teach kids how to make proper graffiti art. Also Plymouth Council have deigned hoardings legal to graffiti on. It's a great idea.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/6/03 - 8:26:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are some places like that here, too, estella... Here's a link if anyone is interested.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/03 - 7:22:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's still vandalism, regardless of how nice it looks.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/03 - 7:23:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
garffiti artists are glorified vandals. They should be locked up and fined very heavily.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/21/06 - 1:25:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do graffiti, and if it WAS allowed, I wouldn't do it.
I'm not artistic enough.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/21/06 - 1:28:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Illegal art is usually the best.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 8/31/08 - 3:48:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 7/10/03 - 7:23:14 AM neon wrote:
garffiti artists are glorified vandals. They should be locked up and fined very heavily.

On Thursday 7/10/03 - 7:22:18 AM golfguitar wrote:
It's still vandalism, regardless of how nice it looks.

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 9/1/08 - 8:40:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are plenty of graffiti artists whose work is loved by many.



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