This 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.