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For The Love Of Graffiti



I love graffiti art. I grew up in a big city and have been mesmerized by it since I was very young. I never could understand when others viewed it as a nuisance or vandalism. My father owned a factory downtown and whenever it was ‘tagged’ he would get a worker or two to paint over it- I remember one time the left over light pink paint from my room was used. I didn’t mind the pink but I could never understand why a block of white or pink on the side of a building would be considered more desirable then the colorful messages they sought to conceal.
Here are some photos I took last week.

 
To read my last post about graffiti art with a brief history click here

14 comments:

cpcable said...

I completely agree. Did you hear about the Banksy graffiti that was inadvertently painted over in Melbourne? Unfortunate, but inevitable, I thought.

dotblogg said...

I understand some people who cover the graffities on their houses or fences, however sometimes I would left some graffities on the walls because they look more interesting with them;) for example old gray factories or walls..
have a nice day:)

Michelle said...

I love graffiti when it looks good, like the pictures that you showed. Recently, one of the art centers I go to got tagged. Only, it was some drunk teenagers who thought they were cool. They covered it up with paint and I hope in the future they decide to do some kind of mural (it just looks totally weird now with these odd painted blocks). But, I wish that people understood that graffiti like everything else has a purpose, and by trying to be "bad" (getting MJ flashbacks, haha) just ruins it.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Love the graffities that look like art work. Some talanted people out there:)

Luna said...

Great examples. The green one is lovely. I think I prefer that to the more traditional graffiti style where spray cans are use,- although I do appreciate the talent this involves :)

Bossy Betty said...

Very cool--especially the last one!

Cashon&Co said...

i'm glad you did a post on street art. i am a fan, most of the time, too! love your blog so far, off to read more!

Dani said...

I like the green graffiti at the bottom. Very cool.

Thanks for stopping by my space the other day. You are welcome back anytime.

Copyboy said...

Great collection of urban art!

3 hungry tummies said...

They are great! The city council accidently removed a Banksy in Melbourne :(

Lady Ren said...

I did hear about the Banksy. I will post the article. Thanks

isabelle said...

great graffiti art ... we get plenty here too !!

Valarie said...

This is incredible graffiti. So beautiful and bright. I love the colors.

Clair said...

This kind of graffiti makes one smile.

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