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Graffito Artist: Pay Attention!! [u]

Submitted by russell on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 15:04

Upon deeper reading of this sign, these are NOT legal codes. They are bullet calibers! Begs the legal question: If you shoot someone for spraying graff on your truck, is it self defense?

How do you graffiti-proof public art?

Submitted by russell on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:39

4 July 2011 Last updated at 10:55 ET
From the BBC

Who, What, Why: How do you graffiti-proof public art?

Spray can Graffiti may be art to some, but it is seen as a nuisance by others
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A landmark sculpture project is at risk because of spiralling costs - including the budget for keeping it graffiti-free. How do you protect public artworks from vandals?

It was meant to be a towering monument - a 50m (164ft) white horse in the fields of Kent greeting Eurostar passengers to England. But now sculptor Mark Wallinger's so-called "Angel of the South" project is at risk because of rising costs.

The price tag for the Ebbsfleet Landmark Project (ELP) has gone up from £2m to £12m, according to reports, with the budget for removing graffiti over 80 years part of the revised bill.

Keeping outdoor artworks like sculptures and murals unsullied by vandalism…

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City Buffs Legal Mural - Toronto

Submitted by russell on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:58

Artist says city erased mural it paid him to paint

June 01, 2011

David Rider

Original Article


Mural artist Joel Richardson was paid $2,000 by the city to do a mural on a city-owned wall on Dupont just west of Lansdowne. On Tuesday, somebody -- apparently the city -- painted over it, likely as part of Rob Ford's graffiti eradication campaign.



Artist Joel Richardson says the city has painted over a popular Dupont St. mural that it paid him $2…

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Hong Kong Graffiti Challenges Chinese Artist's Arrest

Submitted by russell on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 11:24

Hong Kong Graffiti Challenges Chinese Artist's Arrest

by Louisa Lim

May 4, 2011 (from NPR)

Hong Kong police are investigating criminal damage charges against artist Tangerine for graffiti of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, which could carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.
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The Art of the Buff in San Francisco

Submitted by russell on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 09:38

The art of clearing taggers' work in San Francisco

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nobody knows more about graffiti than Joe Padilla. The paint-shop supervisor for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Padilla oversees graffiti removal for all of the city's 220 parks.

A San Francisco native, Padilla, 50, was baptized at Mission Dolores and grew up at 15th and Noe streets. He lives in…

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Spray Paint and the Buff: Bad for Air Quality?

Submitted by russell on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:37

2020 UPDATE: This post gets a fair amount of traffic via Google searches for spray paint and air quality issues. Glad you stopped by! Recently, Stencil Archive has added other posts about spray paint and environmental/health issues: A Material Safety Data Sheet for Belton and MTN 94 paints, and an article on aerosols from National Geographic. Read on.

Paint it green

Do graffiti artists express themselves at the expense of our air quality?

Graffiti artists and taggers already have to worry about local law enforcement catching them with a backpack full of spray paint. Someday, they may also have to dodge environmentalists…
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If You Spray, You Pay

Submitted by russell on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 17:03

If you spray, you pay: What the law says

Stencil art painted on public or private property without permission is a crime, but Washington law treats stand-alone graffiti differently than graffiti laid down by gang members or followers.

Paint, scribble or scratch your mark on property where it’s not wanted, and you can be charged with malicious mischief in the third degree — a gross misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $5,000 and a jail term up to one year.

The state’s anti-gang laws can apply if the graffiti is carried out under the auspices of a street…

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Citizen Caught While Stenciling to "Cheer People Up"

Submitted by russell on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 09:26

The hearts of the matter: Brandon Hughes’ art puts him in court


Brandon Hughes stenciled 12 pink hearts on Wenatchee public property last year in an attempt to “fill the city with love.” He later scrubbed away his handiwork, but still faced a…

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SF City Gov't: Zero Graffiti for a Beautiful City (Video)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 09:02

KQED Forum on Graffiti in SF

Submitted by russell on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 13:32
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