[Reader-list] Graffiti as art, sure... but ...
renu swaminathan iyer
iyer_renu at rediffmail.com
Mon Jun 28 17:13:26 IST 2004
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The city council calls this sheer vandalism of course. No kidding. Since we don't need a lot of expensive paints in spray cans to do this, maybe we could do this in India easily ? Who knows... :)
Sure we could!! except that most public art or what one calls installation art inevitably gets fetishized in this country!
one finds installation art here all the time on most crowded city streets - for eg yer cyclewallah etc!
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 Aniruddha Shankar wrote :
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>Just saw this interesting link on slashdot - a graffiti artist was
>hired by a commercial company to put artwork and advertisements up for
>them on walls in inner city Leeds. Ho hum, right ?
>Only thing is, Paul "Moose" Curtis doesn't use paint. He uses detergent.
>What he did was to take a section of wall under a grimy flyover and
>clean it selectively - so that it shows a promo for his client,
>Smirnoff. Since he's cleaned the wall and not painted it over, the
>picture will fade over time and become just like any unpainted wall.
>The city council calls this sheer vandalism of course. No kidding. Since
>we don't need a lot of expensive paints in spray cans to do this, maybe
>we could do this in India easily ? Who knows... :)
>Aniruddha 'Karim' Shankar
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