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Is it Graffiti?!?

So, I've decided to join the list of super-awesome people who are bloggers. For my first post...

Is it really graffiti if all you do is copy a piece of art onto a wall?

Exhibit A: Found on the graffiti wall off Bethnal Green Road. Exhibit B: Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl.I admit the graffiti is a piece of art yada yada yada...however, it has a striking similarity to the Drowning Girl. I guess for anyone to really answer this question of "is art copied onto a wall...I'll be it tastefully graffiti". What are qualifiers "graffiti"? Usually the thought of "graffiti" is synonymous with "defacing". Yet there are numerous modern art pieces that are said deface places all the time? When though is defacing "graffiti" and when is it "art".

For me, the "graffiti" should be considered a compliment for Mr. Lichtenstein, but not so much "graffiti". I mean really... graffiti is just another mural on a wall.

One Response so far.

  1. Ed says:

    I love that Lichtenstein! We have it up in our offices and I took a picture of myself with it at the MOMA a few years ago.

    And oh ya, welcome to bloggerville. We have been waiting for you MuddyPebbles!