The Color of Graffiti, by LO

According to Wikipedia, Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.  To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions; to others it is merely vandalism.

There are tons of photos of beautiful graffiti, but here are just a few that I took while traveling in New York and Copenhagen last year.  Some are murals, some are considered graffiti, to me, both are equally compelling.  I find most graffiti inspiring, not the mere tagging, but quality outdoor imagery inspires color ideas and color combinations.  What do you think – is it art or is it vandalism?

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4 Responses to The Color of Graffiti, by LO

  1. Barb Clare says:

    I have long held graffiti as art, always in amazement at the color, unique style, and almost perfectly crafted lettering (in a language only known to the artist and select others!) as long as there is nothing offensive and it doesn’t damage property, I say let them leave their mark on the world!

  2. Julia says:

    I love graffiti art. If I have to choose between an ugly, cinder block grey wall and colorful, expressive graffiti – that’s a no brainer.

  3. valerie dow says:

    original art, potent, emotional, amazing

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