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(Scotsman)   With resurgence of street murals and stencils, politicians try to decide what is graffiti and what is street art. How about if you do it on property you own it's art, but if you don't own it, it's vandalism. That seem a good definition, guys?   (edinburghnews.scotsman.com) divider line 12
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2014-03-03 10:43:39 AM  
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"How about if you do it on property you own it's art, but if you don't own it, it's vandalism.   That seem like a  good definition, guys?  "


Yes, it does sound like a good definition
2014-03-03 10:34:02 AM  
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robbiex0r: And if that vandalism increases the value of your property by $100,000....then what subbs?


Then it's still vandalism?
2014-03-03 10:15:49 AM  
2 votes:
Some street 'art' really brightens the place up a bit. Some is good political comment.

Unfortunately some is just 'tards scrawling their name on stuff and it's hard to think of anything more useless than that.
2014-03-03 02:57:46 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not a fan of graffiti, but if you own a huge old warehouse or vacant factory beside the railroad tracks, and you're just sitting on it because you don't want to pay the taxes when it's sold, and you put zero maintenance into it and let it just gradually rot into a worse and worse eyesore? You're worse than the kids who spray paint it.
2014-03-03 10:57:43 AM  
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Gothnet: JeffreyScott: I agree with subby and most other: If you don't own the property or have the owner's permission it is vandalism.

I would also add:  If you have to do it under the cover of night, than it is also vandalism.

No room for political speech in your world?


Surprisingly, you can convey a political message without vandalizing property.
2014-03-03 10:55:14 AM  
1 votes:

robbiex0r: And if that vandalism increases the value of your property by $100,000....then what subbs?


How the hell can "street art" increase the value of your property?! You're full of shiat.
2014-03-03 10:37:07 AM  
1 votes:
I agree with subby and most other: If you don't own the property or have the owner's permission it is vandalism.

I would also add:  If you have to do it under the cover of night, than it is also vandalism.
2014-03-03 10:34:47 AM  
1 votes:
Not all graffiti is vandalism.
not all graffiti artists are Banksy.

If you graffiti my house with a piece of clever artwork criticizing mass market consumerism that I can sell to a millionaire actor who has made their fortune by appearing in mass market films and from endorsements for mass market goods that I can sell sell for six figures then I'm cool with that. If you're writing to inform the neighborhood that "Boz Woz Ere", then you're an asshole.
2014-03-03 10:31:29 AM  
1 votes:
I'm with subby on this one.  Respect for graffiti "artists" is insane.  Washable chalk on public property?  Okay.

A few rare cases are beautiful work.  Too bad the artists also vandalized someone else's stuff in doing so.  Take a picture and let it go.  Buy some oaktag at the dollar store and put up posters to sell (or jut display) legitimately.

On the other hand, it's certainly sad to see a store owner cover up a really nice piece of actual art, on an unotherwise blank wall, with flat paint, and then to have a common crappy spray paint graffiti vandal hit it, and then to have that ugly replacement stick around for years.

/DRTFA
/should I?
2014-03-03 10:23:37 AM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Keep that definition in mind when you spray-paint the side of your house or condo and the local HOA comes calling.


If you look in detail at the Declaration documents of your condo (I don't have any experience with HOAs) you'll note that in most cases the exterior walls are owned by the corporation. Individual unit owners only own the interior space.

/If you don't want someone telling you how to live your life DON'T buy a condo or HOS controlled home.
2014-03-03 10:19:41 AM  
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2014-03-03 08:31:20 AM  
1 votes:
Don't forget it's OK if you have the permission of the owner.  (in writing would be smart.)
 
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