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Old 03-23-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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So is getting an education and working at a productive job - something these people obviously don't have time for. By the way, it's graffiti, not griffiti. And you live in Charleston, you don't stay there, unless your residence is a local hotel or inn.
I know many writers who have gone to college and have a good job. Don't talk about something you have no idea about.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:00 AM
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Name 5 recent artists that paint on canvases. You can't.

I can't. The only one I can think of is that awful, awful Thomas Kinkade.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I know many writers who have gone to college and have a good job. Don't talk about something you have no idea about.
I'm so proud of you! You know writers who have gone to college. Maybe we can get all of the people in Atlanta to melt down their jewelry so we can make a monument to you. It would be so fitting! And did you happen to notice the poster's grammar who I responded to? Is she one of your friends too?
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Graffiti is an art, and commonly practiced illegally so as a result society and most of you {moderator removed - insulting } claim graffiti itself is illegal. Well it's not, many graffiti artists do this art as a living painting walls and buildings across the world making tons of money and not being arrested. Well how does that work if graffiti is illegal? As a graffiti artist myself I can tell you if you guys prefer the colorful and nice quality graffiti well that takes time, so when it comes to illegals it's not going to happen. Sorry. I have had store owners pay me to paint graffiti on their walls and I see no reason why I should be looked down upon for doing that. As for graffiti existence on walls only, well again another wrong misconception, actually many graffiti artists have sketchbooks and canvases with their art. Even though as some of you said whether it's a tag or a nice quality graffiti piece/mural you think it's ugly, well sorry, that's art. Not all people are a fan of starry night, no reason why it shouldn't be considered art. Here are examples below that will make a fool out of all you. As a graffiti writer if you guys have any particular questions, feel free to ask.
http://i36.tinypic.com/97i5i8.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/2yl7l9x.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/29b0r4w.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/a09so4.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/mtqd0j.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/8zfk1v.png
http://i38.tinypic.com/2n9kppu.jpg

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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actually, if i'm not mistaken those three artists are from europe, and more than likely they were painting legally. all three are clearly done on concrete retaining walls - not on anybody's house, and europe tends to have very relaxed laws on graffiti. i personally would enjoy some artwork like this in my neighborhood.

have you ever looked in to what it would cost to buy a canvas on that scale?
Milan is evidence enough of that. It's devastating what's been done to its' beautiful buildings.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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I can't even begin to tell you how many graffiti writers do canvases, go down to the apache cafe at 7 on mondays, you'll see many canvases of graffiti......I can name you over 300 artists who do canvases. Don't mess with a culture you know nothing about. Oh by the way I know a few writers who have PHDs and rake in over 150k a year and they write too.
http://i38.tinypic.com/2mo330z.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/4ptkpd.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/2z7e53n.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/33mx0kh.jpghttp://i35.tinypic.com/zsoo6f.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/1z49vg2.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/16hmgr7.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/2qvh6ww.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/254xzer.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/orrlw5.jpg

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I can't even begin to tell you how many graffiti writers do canvases, go down to the apache cafe at 7 on mondays, you'll see many canvases of graffiti......I can name you over 300 artists who do canvases. Don't mess with a culture you know nothing about. Oh by the way I have a few writers who have PHDs and rake in over 150k a year and they write too.
That's great, and I'm thrilled for them and for you. Paint on canvas or on buildings where you have the approval of the owner all you want- get paid for it- that's even better. But start painting on public buildings, overpasses, etc., and your "art" is now a crime. It's really that simple.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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That's great, and I'm thrilled for them and for you. Paint on canvas or on buildings where you have the approval of the owner all you want- get paid for it- that's even better. But start painting on public buildings, overpasses, etc., and your "art" is now a crime. It's really that simple.
Agreed...in fact, from what IWriteGraffiti has said about his own career I really don't think he has a dog in this fight.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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I do both! =] mehehheheheh although I am very picky where I write my illegal graffiti. For example, in my area there is construction road work going on continuously and they put up like 8 road signs about it. When they finish and start construction elsewhere they leave the signs and the gov't buy new ones and doen't reuse the old signs. Well after a while of those misleading signs that aren't reused I will tag them. Also for other miscellaneous signs I will tag the back of them so they may still continue to serve their purpose and not disrupt anything. Do I write illegal graffiti for the thrill, the infamy, or the pure enjoyment of being a vandal causing destruction? No, none of those really motivate me in any way. I am an artist, and like most artists I'm very passionate about what I do and laws won't stop me. I don't like art being kept up in a white-collar museum that only the rich will see, to me that sounds like an animal locked up in a cage at the zoo for tourists to see. As for the demeaning and hideous graffiti that some people do for fun and a joke I personally clean that graffiti.
EDIT: what career of mine are you talking about?
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I do both! =] mehehheheheh although I am very picky where I write my illegal graffiti. For example, in my area there is construction road work going on continuously and they put up like 8 road signs about it. When they finish and start construction elsewhere they leave the signs and the gov't buy new ones and doen't reuse the old signs. Well after a while of those misleading signs that aren't reused I will tag them. Also for other miscellaneous signs I will tag the back of them so they may still continue to serve their purpose and not disrupt anything. Do I write illegal graffiti for the thrill, the infamy, or the pure enjoyment of being a vandal causing destruction? No, none of those really motivate me in any way. I am an artist, and like most artists I'm very passionate about what I do and laws won't stop me. I don't like art being kept up in a white-collar museum that only the rich will see, to me that sounds like an animal locked up in a cage at the zoo for tourists to see. As for the demeaning and hideous graffiti that some people do for fun and a joke I personally clean that graffiti.
EDIT: what career of mine are you talking about?
Your career as an artist, which you claim to be...the photos that you have exhibited here convey a strange beauty and irreverence, an exhortation to rebellion and chaos...I'm quite taken with them, and can appreciate your love for what you do.
I do have to say that 95% of what I see scrawled on the walls and public areas of my neighborhood are hardly an invocation of the muse...artistic impulse had nothing to do with it. It's simply annoying.
BTW, here's an article on your spiritual father:

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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