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Old 10-23-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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To me this is cutting off your nose to spite your face.

We have so little public art in this town. Destroying it hardly seems like the best way to register a protest.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Some of you are still failing to understand that Krog Tunnel will likely be painted back to its original glory in a few days time. Nothing was really destroyed.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown did everything they could to NOT allow the event to happen, but the city granted the permit against their wishes.
So they destroyed the ART because they disagreed with the city permit process. In an effort to stop the event the decided to white wash the murals? What is stopping the coordinators from hiring "artist" to draw on the mural for their event? Dou know how quickly these things can be arranged, and do you know how cheap these mural "artist" are. I'm guessing they could get something up in a few hours, imagine when the event over. The Mural Reads "Cabbagetown Resident's Suck and are Cry Babies......................, and Reynoldstowns' too!

It's a classic example of taking my ball and going home. I understand them being upset and they have good reason, but they lost the legal battle and decided to whine. Whoever did this are idiots.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Destroying it hardly seems like the best way to register a protest.

The artists themselves apparently disagree with you.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Some of you are still failing to understand that Krog Tunnel will likely be painted back to its original glory in a few days time. Nothing was really destroyed.
Exactly. Krog Street is not a permanent display. It is always changing.

Nobody is hurt by this except for the guy who used his inside knowledge of the permitting process to make money off another's work. It wasn't his to profit off of. How can it be any more simple?
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Exactly. Krog Street is not a permanent display. It is always changing.

Nobody is hurt by this except for the guy who used his inside knowledge of the permitting process to make money off another's work. It wasn't his to profit off of. How can it be any more simple?
Exactly, the art will be back organically. This is a true living wall in which art is always changing. The people that did this in no way hurt themselves or any one else, except the guy trying to make a buck charging people to visit a free, public ROW, art display.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Some of you are still failing to understand that Krog Tunnel will likely be painted back to its original glory in a few days time. Nothing was really destroyed.
I think people get it. Heck, it was just completely buffed about 6 months back so it's not like anything there was that old. I think it's the "taking my ball and going home" aspect of it that rubs people the wrong way. C'est la vie.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:33 PM
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To me this is cutting off your nose to spite your face.

We have so little public art in this town. Destroying it hardly seems like the best way to register a protest.
New art will fill the tunnel by this time next week.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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The artists themselves apparently disagree with you.
That may be but it doesn't give them the right to destroy public art.

If you want to paint a picture on your own canvas and keep it in your own room, then you can deface or destroy it as you wish. However, once you avail yourself of the public domain as your medium, the equation changes. We all own that canvas.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:36 PM
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So they destroyed the ART because they disagreed with the city permit process. In an effort to stop the event the decided to white wash the murals? What is stopping the coordinators from hiring "artist" to draw on the mural for their event? Dou know how quickly these things can be arranged, and do you know how cheap these mural "artist" are. I'm guessing they could get something up in a few hours, imagine when the event over. The Mural Reads "Cabbagetown Resident's Suck and are Cry Babies......................, and Reynoldstowns' too!

It's a classic example of taking my ball and going home. I understand them being upset and they have good reason, but they lost the legal battle and decided to whine. Whoever did this are idiots.
That'd still be a win, because it would cut into the promoter's bottom line.

I heloped paint it last night, and would do so again, regardless of whatever name you want to call me.
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