Friday, September 19, 2008
As much as I love guerrilla installation art, I have long despised most graffiti. Perhaps it's a fine line to draw, but install art I appreciate is more trivially removable. Most of the graffiti around here is merely lame name tagging; it is rare to find art. When art is created, the taggers are soon on hand to wipe their shit on it.
Today I found some graffiti that is more on the artistic side. It's no Banksy, but it's better than tags. Seriously, this is the best the painted graffiti gets around here.
Counting the feathers (?) counter-clockwise, the star is above feather #26. There is a local group that does install art (and sometimes graffiti) called the 26ers, but this is most likely a coincidence. Notice the brighter white paint that enters the painting from the left. It's from some lame tagger who can't bear to not have their name pissed on something. Not cool, tagger. Not cool.
Burton MacKenZie www.burtonmackenzie.com
p.s. This one was found a stone's throw away from the site of another small piece, long since removed.