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Old 04-15-2015, 12:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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But the thread is turning to murals.

jamesqf -- Street art murals are often commissioned. I went downtown and took this today. It's hard to get a picture of because it's 3 stories high and half a block long, and it was overcast. There are a half dozen smaller murals within a few blocks.





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Old 04-15-2015, 05:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting the art Freeebeard.
Please do post any and all types you art you guys enjoy - this thread is not just about murals.
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jamesqf -- Street art murals are often commissioned. I went downtown and took this today. It's hard to get a picture of because it's 3 stories high and half a block long, and it was overcast. There are a half dozen smaller murals within a few blocks.
If the owner wants his building painted, and is even willing to pay to have it done, he's perfectly within his rights to do so. That's an entirely different thing from the sort of "street artist"/vandal who does his thing without the property owner's consent. How would you feel if it was your house or car that got 'arted'?

As to the other arguments, ordinary graffiti certainly has the potential to make some people smile & laugh, just as other people can see some 'art' as a terrible waste of good paint. Gang tagging certainly has socio-political messages, at least to its intended audience. For messages intended for a wider audience, suppose the building owner disagrees with whatever message the 'artist' has put on his building?
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While it is obvious that painting anyone elses property (whether belonging to a person, company or community, or even just natural formations) is illegal, it is much less clear in the case of Reverse graffiti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In how far can you accuse anyone for partly cleaning your property?

I'd still think it is illegal, but it would be hard to sue the artist...

Some examples.
Vermeer's girl with a pearl by Scott Wade:


Partners in grime:


A clean car:


Order your oranges here (sorry, no QR code):

(This last one is not art of course - just to show how this medium crosses borders)
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I see a vast gulf between Banksy and gang tags.

Slate ran this article that is on-point: Outings by Julien de Casabianca: Museum art transform into street art.

It advocates going into museums and taking smartphone pictures to blow up, print out and (non-destructively) paste on the "pretty, rotten" walls:

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Casabianca encourages participants to find neglected or forgotten corners of their cities to use as canvases. He says to avoid posting on public buildings, public transit, schools, hospitals, institutions, or monuments. If someone’s made the effort to paint or clean a wall, Casabianca says, participants should respect that and post elsewhere. In any case, he finds decayed, dirty walls more intriguing as a showcase for the art.
How about Electric Univese theory as abstract art?


“Dark Matter Detection” by Sal Hunter


“Plasma” by Cameron Wethly

From https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/dai...015-archive-2/

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