Who started it?

Jan city (1 of 1)-10This lovely piece of street art was tagged recently – the artist Ash Keating acknowledged that the white paint tag was probably an expression of distaste at the initial vandalism by Ver0 – an insurance company not always appreciated in post-earthquake Christchurch.

It does give one cause to ponder the nature of vandalism.  If it is a dedicated sign does that legitimize it over what someone does with a spray can?  I am well over random pointless tagging around the city, so I am no advocate for that expression of street art.  If people have something to say and it is clever (like Banksy) then bring it on within reason.  But I think I do understand the second time the Keating piece was tagged – but the Vero tag is what dishonoured Keating’s work.

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/75661922/advertisement-led-to-tagger-destroying-large-christchurch-artwork-says-artist

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