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I tried to do a search about two specific kinds of "graffiti" known as wheat pasting and another called stencil graffiti. The former being quite a different form of graffiti where images are drawn, painted, screend onto various types of paper media and then glued to a surface with wheat paste. The other is close to traditional graffiti, except that the image is made using a stencil cut from card stock or paper.

I personally love this kind of art, andlove seeing it around Houston. I am not talking about a crudely spray painted tag on a wall or stop sign. There are several very interesting artists in Houston that I love to try to photograph, such as Dual, Give Up, Eyesore, 2:12, and also Ghost Town. Ghost town actually is responsible for the tile mosaic Pac Man ghosts that are found all around the inner loop. Personally, I think this is art, but can understand how if it was affixed to private property could be offensive to the owner of said property.

What are y'all's thoughts on this? Below are a few pictures of what I am talking about.

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I tried to do a search about two specific kinds of "graffiti" known as wheat pasting and another called stencil graffiti. The former being quite a different form of graffiti where images are drawn, painted, screend onto various types of paper media and then glued to a surface with wheat paste. The other is close to traditional graffiti, except that the image is made using a stencil cut from card stock or paper.

I personally love this kind of art, andlove seeing it around Houston. I am not talking about a crudely spray painted tag on a wall or stop sign. There are several very interesting artists in Houston that I love to try to photograph, such as Dual, Give Up, Eyesore, 2:12, and also Ghost Town. Ghost town actually is responsible for the tile mosaic Pac Man ghosts that are found all around the inner loop. Personally, I think this is art, but can understand how if it was affixed to private property could be offensive to the owner of said property.

What are y'all's thoughts on this? Below are a few pictures of what I am talking about.

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I was amazed when I went to Rome at all the graffiti everywhere. Mostly, the bad kind, but after awhile you don't notice it.

I do like these.

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The Dirty Third Streets is a good one...went through that whole site a couple of weeks ago. Seems like Give Up is all over the place, I really dig his work. Dual is also quite active and his stuff is very cool too. I have found about 14 tile ghosts, and know of 5 that are destroyed. I wish I could find more, but in a city the size of Houston it is the proverbial needle in a haystack.

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EMME - If you haven't already, check out HoustonStreetArt.org.

And there's a big Give Up over by Target, if you haven't seen it.

Hey thanks!

I actually run Houstonstreetart.org. I'm always looking for submissions so if you see something and want me to post it up there, contact me on my page and I'll post it. Those are really nice photos above, I was worried for a minute there that everything was getting painted over so quickly. Anyhoo, the Houston street art scene is getting bigger and bigger, so keep your eyes peeled!

Amanda

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I was amazed when I went to Rome at all the graffiti everywhere. Mostly, the bad kind, but after awhile you don't notice it.

http://vizieone.com/2009/06/09/venice/

It's really interesting how in Europe people really don't feel "offended" by graffiti. In some cases in Paris it really adds to the city. Also for all you Houston boasters, Houston has produced some of the most prolific street artists of our time.

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// Locals might recognize this crew production

http://vizieone.com/2009/05/01/the-cheeziest/

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I think this is art, but can understand how if it was affixed to private property could be offensive to the owner of said property.

As an owner of property that these vandals have squatted on many times, I can tell you that it is not art when the intent is fraudulent. I have travelled the world, and loved art since I can remember. I only appreciate art when it adds zest, and appreciation - not detraction, and petty vandalism. Though the vandals have talent, they still have destroyed some of my rental properties - thereby destroying art itself. I do not call them artists, lest they prove themselves in the arena. If you appreciate this type of so called, "Art", move to Detroit, and just cruise from the airport northward. You'll get your belly full of a town not worth the visit.

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Is public property my property?

No. Public property belongs to all of us, not just you. And if you deface it, then the rest of us have to pay to have it cleaned up through our taxes.

Your property is your property. Everything else is someone else's.

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No. Public property belongs to all of us, not just you. And if you deface it, then the rest of us have to pay to have it cleaned up through our taxes.

Your property is your property. Everything else is someone else's.

Eh... The best part of getting stuck at a train is seeing how creative taggers can get.

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No. Public property belongs to all of us, not just you. And if you deface it, then the rest of us have to pay to have it cleaned up through our taxes.

Your property is your property. Everything else is someone else's.

What if I don't deface but rather enhance it?

Anyway, Nouveau Antique Art Bar opened on Main Street two days ago. Its got a bunch of lamps inside, but anyway point being they've got a big mural up on their outer wall now.

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No. Public property belongs to all of us, not just you. And if you deface it, then the rest of us have to pay to have it cleaned up through our taxes.

Your property is your property. Everything else is someone else's.

ying&yang

I personally love the struggle between static money and nomadic creativity. Let's let history decide who wins this one. happy.gif

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I think this is art, but can understand how if it was affixed to private property could be offensive to the owner of said property.

As an owner of property that these vandals have squatted on many times, I can tell you that it is not art when the intent is fraudulent. I have travelled the world, and loved art since I can remember. I only appreciate art when it adds zest, and appreciation - not detraction, and petty vandalism. Though the vandals have talent, they still have destroyed some of my rental properties - thereby destroying art itself. I do not call them artists, lest they prove themselves in the arena. If you appreciate this type of so called, "Art", move to Detroit, and just cruise from the airport northward. You'll get your belly full of a town not worth the visit.

I knew that this subject matter might ruffle feathers. And everyone has a right to their opinion, especially when it comes to what is art. For the most part these guys will do this kind of art on run down, boarded up buildings and more often traffic signal utility boxes. I am not talking about gang graffiti or just someone scrawling their name or tag. Yes, that may be a fine line to some, but to me there is a difference. Would I be mad if someone put tagged my well maintained building, probably. Would I be mad if I owned a building that was in disrepair and tagged it? No. It just comes down to opinion really. I mean, when I am driving down some of our very ugly highways or streets and I see some interesting graffiti, I actually think it enhances. But hey, thats just me. But I also agree that more murals would be great. I am a big fan of murals by Weah and Ack! :

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This is really cool. Where on Main Street is this? I really love this... uh , except for the car with the dented fender in the foreground of the first pic...Ha! Ha!

Main near Tuam. It looks like it used to be Main St Improv Theater.

The inside of it is decorated with a bunch of Tiffany (or imitation Tiffany, I guess?) lamps.

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Main near Tuam. It looks like it used to be Main St Improv Theater.

The inside of it is decorated with a bunch of Tiffany (or imitation Tiffany, I guess?) lamps.

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Wow! This is very cool. My girlfriend and I will make it over there this weekend, and check it out. Thanks!

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