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.


Katharine Bell said...

Hey Daniel, whats the outcome then? Did the shop keeper paint over it?? I love that this is an agument taking place in a public sphere without the two who are involved ever coming face to face. Brilliant!

dannyboy said...

Hi Katharine, well I went past today again, the shop owner has compleatly re-painted the shop in a new light blue colour (possibly the dark tags where showing through the white paint) but once again there was a new tag on this - so it's still on going!