Sunday, 27 July 2008
Graffiti Art Victim Fights Back
Regardless of your views on Graffiti artists are good (genuine artists expressing themselves within their surroundings) or bad (vandals defacing other peoples property) you might fin this photo interesting. It shows a ‘conversation’ between a Graffiti artist and the person who’s property they where tagging (who obviousaly didn't appriciate it). The plumbing shop that has the graffiti on has been graffitied repeatedly and the owner has had to cover the tags many times (the shop is covered in patches of paint covering the tags). This time the victim has clearly become annoyed with having to repaint his shop and decided to fight back – by leaving his own tag abusing the vandal and calling him a ‘Fuckwit’. I don’t know if this was an attempt to embarrass the vandal into stopping or if it was just a act of frustration – I’ll have to go back in a couple of weeks and see if it had any effect or not.