posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 01:10 AM
I've been caught for vandalism in the act of malicious graffiti and I've had the long arm of the law slap me right in the face for being a writer. A
felony with 5 years probation, 10pm curfew, 4 months in jail, 35 grand in restitution - f'd my life up pretty bad at 26. This concept of artistic
terrorism is not of any suprise to me.
Graffiti is an unstoppable and in your face type of art form. Although it's often very misunderstood and despised, I do believe that it has high
importance in society and even the history of displaying man kinds past. Graffiti should never be legalized, the illegality of it gives graffiti it's
power in true honest expression as a PURE form of art. Like -
Rime and Augor in LA, this type of stuff makes people think. How did they get up there? That billboard is lit up at night, nobody saw them? They got
away with that?
Another moniker in the expansive field of graffiti writers that has been popping up a lot lately is "BNE", Short for Benet, he's spread his name
worldwide throught the use of stickers, home made markers, bucket and spray paint. Tokyo, London, San Fransisco, Thailand , New York, you name it-
dudes been there and gotten his name up.
Banksy, by the way has been exposed. His identity is not really a secret any longer. Sooner or later it's bound to happen to any guerrilla artist.
You can google it.
His work is very impressive though, political. And he manages to get over in some amazing spots pretty much worldwide.
I loves me graff!