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Old 12-01-2011, 08:21 AM  
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I've always loved art nouveau. If that's graffiti then all city's need more graffiti. What do you know about this? That's a really great piece of art.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:16 AM  
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I've always loved art nouveau. If that's graffiti then all city's need more graffiti. What do you know about this? That's a really great piece of art.
I'm torn on that. I think free walls are a great way of beautifying a city when done properly.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:04 PM  
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I've always loved art nouveau. If that's graffiti then all city's need more graffiti. What do you know about this? That's a really great piece of art.
It was recently finished by a group of grafitti artists here in a section of Montreal called Notre Dame de Grace (NDG for short) which is plagued by a lot of tagging.

It's an attempt by serious graffiti artists to teach delinquent teens the difference between legitimate graffiti and vandalism.

I like it.
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It was recently finished by a group of grafitti artists here in a section of Montreal called Notre Dame de Grace (NDG for short) which is plagued by a lot of tagging.

It's an attempt by serious graffiti artists to teach delinquent teens the difference between legitimate graffiti and vandalism.

I like it.
I too like it when someone's able to pull positive out of a negative. Where is the seperation line between "grafitti artists" work and a mural art piece?
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Here's a creosote bush with the plataeu behind it
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I too like it when someone's able to pull positive out of a negative. Where is the seperation line between "grafitti artists" work and a mural art piece?
I think that line is dictated by everyone's personal taste. Usually if it's done under cover of the night by a bunch of crack heads, it isn't to my taste, but I'd rather look at this than a crumbling brick wall
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The basic question, In my opinion, is this a matter of art, which is subjective, or territorial tagging by gangs. Think I would rather deal with the issue of "art" over tagging. Very nice work in Montreal. A graffiti artist can be an artist.
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That's the difference. Tagging is to claim property, graffiti is self expression.

I'm not saying it's welcome by any means but I would rather see the mural than the crumbling brick as Rip said.
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I understand that but even if the brick wasn't crumbling I would rather see a mural than plain brick.
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I understand that but even if the brick wasn't crumbling I would rather see a mural than plain brick.
Agreed. I think like most things it should be left to the discretion of the business whose wall it it.
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