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(Some Guy)   Everybody likes community art, but nobody agrees about what qualifies as community art, so community members are mad that their community art keeps getting covered in community art by other community members   (blockclubchicago.org) divider line
    More: Asinine, Public art, Graffiti, 18th Street murals, Arts, graffiti artists, Art, Community House, Pilsen Arts  
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1356 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jun 2021 at 7:40 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
tagging is not art.  it's poorly writing your name or "handle" as quickly as you can before the cops catch you.

if tagging is art then every EO signed by Trump is a masterpiece...

/drink
 
5 days ago  
There have been a lot of murals here that have gotten tagged. It's one thing to tag some random abandoned building, but to spraypaint over art that someone else spent hours creating? I can't find a way to justify that. It just makes you look like an asshole.
 
5 days ago  
One person's poetry is another's shiat smeared manifesto on a bathroom wall.
 
TWX
5 days ago  

austerity101: There have been a lot of murals here that have gotten tagged. It's one thing to tag some random abandoned building, but to spraypaint over art that someone else spent hours creating? I can't find a way to justify that. It just makes you look like an asshole.


For me it's more a matter of who was authorized to apply anything to the building.

That said though...

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TWX
5 days ago  

OkieDookie: One person's poetry is another's shiat smeared manifesto on a bathroom wall.


Second half of username checks out...

Hulk Dookie
Youtube 0wYs-0EO0ts
 
5 days ago  
Alternative headline:

A few dickheads will always try to ruin things for everyone else
 
5 days ago  
I farking hate community art.
 
5 days ago  
Normally, I see tagging as the equivalent of a dog pissing on a hydrant. I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece. Find out who did this, have them submit a portfolio, and if approved, commission acommunity piece.
 
5 days ago  

Ragin' Asian: I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece.


That's really up to the original artist, no? They have altered a piece of art they didn't have authorization to alter.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
We have invented both tiny, hi-res cameras and motion-activated lights with solar sensors. Why not use both to ID the perps? A call to "respect community art" is like catnip to taggers.
 
5 days ago  

austerity101: Ragin' Asian: I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece.

That's really up to the original artist, no? They have altered a piece of art they didn't have authorization to alter.


unless the tagger thought he was an artist, but on the down-low. A closeted-Artist that considers adding his tag as creating new art. Like a mix tape. Maybe even someone who wanted attention for the original piece. Now I know about it as if it was a thing.  Winning! It was nicely done.  Tag, not so much.
 
TWX
5 days ago  
There are coatings that can be applied to surfaces, painted or otherwise, that makes later painted-on grafitti fairly easily pressure-washed off.  I don't know if the quality of underlying paint affects that process (ie if aerosol-applied paint under that clearcoat would be strong enough to remain well-affixed) but there may be ways to make removal of unwanted grafitti from murals straightforward enough if they're willing to spend the money on it.
 
5 days ago  

Ragin' Asian: Normally, I see tagging as the equivalent of a dog pissing on a hydrant. I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece. Find out who did this, have them submit a portfolio, and if approved, commission acommunity piece.


Nope. Art's been painted over or replaced based on local culture. That's why it's nice to have digital photography now. If you whine, "I want to get close to physical art!" Try doing that in a reputable museum. The Mona Lisa and Starry Night are overrated anyway.
 
5 days ago  
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If you're going to tag something. Make an improvement.
 
5 days ago  

Ragin' Asian: Ragin' Asian: Normally, I see tagging as the equivalent of a dog pissing on a hydrant. I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece. Find out who did this, have them submit a portfolio, and if approved, commission acommunity piece.

Nope. Art's been painted over or replaced based on local culture. That's why it's nice to have digital photography now. If you whine, "I want to get close to physical art!" Try doing that in a reputable museum. The Mona Lisa and Starry Night are overrated anyway.


Are you arguing with yourself?
 
5 days ago  

TWX: austerity101: There have been a lot of murals here that have gotten tagged. It's one thing to tag some random abandoned building, but to spraypaint over art that someone else spent hours creating? I can't find a way to justify that. It just makes you look like an asshole.

For me it's more a matter of who was authorized to apply anything to the building.

That said though...

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Needs more cocks.
 
5 days ago  

austerity101: Ragin' Asian: Ragin' Asian: Normally, I see tagging as the equivalent of a dog pissing on a hydrant. I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece. Find out who did this, have them submit a portfolio, and if approved, commission acommunity piece.

Nope. Art's been painted over or replaced based on local culture. That's why it's nice to have digital photography now. If you whine, "I want to get close to physical art!" Try doing that in a reputable museum. The Mona Lisa and Starry Night are overrated anyway.

Are you arguing with yourself?


He's arguing with his other personalities. Though now I now have a new favorite:

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5 days ago  
Is it part of the Art Crawl?
/Use the brown! USE THE BROWN!!

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5 days ago  

austerity101: There have been a lot of murals here that have gotten tagged. It's one thing to tag some random abandoned building, but to spraypaint over art that someone else spent hours creating? I can't find a way to justify that. It just makes you look like an asshole.


The art that was defaced wasnt art, it was plain ol politics.  I'd rather see tags on railroad cars than political bullshiat.

/I never much mind having to wait for a freight train to roll by.  Some of the tagging shows such incredible talent
 
5 days ago  

Ragin' Asian: Ragin' Asian: Normally, I see tagging as the equivalent of a dog pissing on a hydrant. I actually think this contribution accentuates the original piece. Find out who did this, have them submit a portfolio, and if approved, commission acommunity piece.

Nope. Art's been painted over or replaced based on local culture. That's why it's nice to have digital photography now. If you whine, "I want to get close to physical art!" Try doing that in a reputable museum. The Mona Lisa and Starry Night are overrated anyway.


I don't have to justify myself to ups!
 
5 days ago  
The former Decatur (Georgia) Waterworks is an ongoing graffiti "canvas." The nearby multi-use trails are where the taggers spend most of their paint and energy.
 
5 days ago  
Have the government determine what is and isn't art.

Problem solved.
 
5 days ago  
Do you own it?
If not, then don't put your shiat all over it.
If you own it, go ahead.
 
5 days ago  
Fark used to defend these types of vandalism. I'm glad we've grown.
 
5 days ago  

stuffy: [Fark user image image 388x582]
If you're going to tag something. Make an improvement.


I don't typically find myself paying any mind to architecture, but for whatever reason, I find the design of this building interesting and appealing.
Can anyone help me out with why this building in particular has me feeling the way I do? It's so odd...


/couldn't be bothered to give any shiats that it has the word trump on it
 
5 days ago  
It is well known that unwritten rules are not worth the paper they're written on.
 
5 days ago  
there are people that make art, and people that tag shiat.
love art, no respect for attention whores.
 
5 days ago  
Is it your building? No? Then fark you and your "art".
 
5 days ago  

InfoFreako: Is it your building? No? Then fark you and your "art".


Did the original mural artist have permission from the building owner?

/DNRTFA
 
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