Graffiti, Not Vandalism

Posted on March 31, 2008 @ 11:06 am

Until recently, I would never have considered graffiti to be a form of art. I saw a piece of work called Banksy Gangster Rat and that totally changed how I feel about it. It was a brilliant piece of work and I now will bravely argue with anyone who says that graffiti is not an art form.

I do not, however, condone people vandalizing buildings with their art work. They may still be artists, but they are artists that are breaking the law and that is not responsible. I think that graffiti art does have a place and a market and that is where the graffiti artists should be looking to make a name for themselves.

For one thing, if you are a vandal, than you do not get to take credit for your artwork and that is really sad. An artist should always be able to proudly say, “That is my work.” There is also a big difference between a graffiti artist and a careless vandal. You can tell the difference in the type of art, as a graffiti artist pays much more attention to details.







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