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Old 12-19-2010, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Default graffiti in Houston(need help)

I love Graffiti and I was wondering if anybody could tell me what are some of the best graffiti areas in the City of Houston. I would like to take some pics of some artwork before the city takes them down. And please leave the negative comments you have about graffiti out of this thread. I don't want the thread to turn into a back and forth argument on the issue, just looking for some good Graffiti spots that's all.

 
Old 12-19-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Houston
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You should go to L.A. That's a graffiti lover's (didn't know there was such a thing) paradise.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by Redlionjr View Post
I love Graffiti and I was wondering if anybody could tell me what are some of the best graffiti areas in the City of Houston. I would like to take some pics of some artwork before the city takes them down. And please leave the negative comments you have about graffiti out of this thread. I don't want the thread to turn into a back and forth argument on the issue, just looking for some good Graffiti spots that's all.
Everywhere.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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Originally Posted by Redlionjr View Post
I love Graffiti and I was wondering if anybody could tell me what are some of the best graffiti areas in the City of Houston. I would like to take some pics of some artwork before the city takes them down. And please leave the negative comments you have about graffiti out of this thread. I don't want the thread to turn into a back and forth argument on the issue, just looking for some good Graffiti spots that's all.
Defacing other peoples' property is a douchebag act, sorry if that hurts your widdle feelings to hear. If you want to look at art, go to a gallery or have some punk break in your house at 3:00am with a can of spray paint and let them go nuts on your property. It sucks that our already broke city has to spend taxpayer money to clean up graffiti.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Eastend
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Relionjr,im afraid this may be the wrong spot to ask for this info. Sorry.
*just drive around downtown area and montrose*
 
Old 12-19-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I didn't check on that lately, but there used to be some really nice spots right near HCC in downtown and also near Minute Maid park.
Downtown near Crawford & Elgin - there is an auto parts building covered with fine graffiti. ( near Elizabeth Baldwin park ).

Also check those places, I heard about:
Oscar's Club is on Cavalcade & Cochran
Movie Magic is on Irvington & Canadian:
There is a Tattoo shop near Cavalcade & Fulton:

Just remember about private property rights.
For those that think that graffiti is only an ugly and obscene form of vandalism, check here:
Street Art and Graffiti
Specifically Houston:
Graffiti / Art / Urban - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iseenit/sets/72157604184553355/ - broken link)
Graffiti Pano/Stitch - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iseenit/sets/72157604692294535/ - broken link)

You can DM this City-Data member: jfre81 and ask him about. He is walking the streets and making awesome albums about Houston. I am sure that he knows some great places.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I didn't check on that lately, but there used to be some really nice spots right near HCC in downtown and also near Minute Maid park.
Downtown near Crawford & Elgin - there is an auto parts building covered with fine graffiti. ( near Elizabeth Baldwin park ).

Also check those places, I heard about:
Oscar's Club is on Cavalcade & Cochran
Movie Magic is on Irvington & Canadian:
There is a Tattoo shop near Cavalcade & Fulton:

Just remember about private property rights.
For those that think that graffiti is only an ugly and obscene form of vandalism, check here:
Street Art and Graffiti
Specifically Houston:
Graffiti / Art / Urban - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iseenit/sets/72157604184553355/ - broken link)
Graffiti Pano/Stitch - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iseenit/sets/72157604692294535/ - broken link)

You can DM this City-Data member: jfre81 and ask him about. He is walking the streets and making awesome albums about Houston. I am sure that he knows some great places.
To me the attractiveness or artistic content of graffiti is irrelevant. The right of a property owner to choose whether or not to have their property spray painted on trumps all. In the case of government owned property, we don't live in a society where anarchy reigns - there is a process to how art if/is applied to publicly owned property. It shouldn't default to whomever can evade authorities to do their thing.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would guess perhaps the east end or maybe the Fulton/Main St. areas
 
Old 12-19-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Graffiti is often used by gangs to mark their territory. Check the areas with the highest crime rates and that is where you will find your graffiti.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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My advice was actually correct. Incidences of graffiti increase with the crime rate. You asked where to find it. I am telling you. This is not a stereotype.

Please refer to this tool to help you on your search:
Houston Crime Maps
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