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But is it art? New Abyss piece [With Poll]

By johnboy 15 November 2012 25

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Dante has sent in a new work by the increasingly controversial Abyss in the Woden Interchange.

While the comments will no doubt be dominated by the strongest opinion holders. But here’s a poll to get some numbers on the issue.

Street Art or Vandalism?

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someone 11:11 pm 06 Oct 13

Deref said :

Ostensibly the 80% who voted “street art” would be delighted to have Canberra’s “street artists” come and spray their “art” all over their houses.

as someone whose property and neighbourhood have recently been defiled by Mope, Wils and Confucius T., I’d love to have actual “street art” all over my back fence. Be fab.

the taggers though? no love at all.

(And T., or Confucius T., or however you style your self: we can work with your love is love series (even my 86 year old neighbour likes the love is love pieces). But the quotes? they’re awful. But if you must, *please*, please – get good quotes. The current stuff is just.. #*&%^ crud. really boy. you can do better. Please, please do better).

Deref 8:47 am 06 Oct 13

BimboGeek said :

I wouldn’t want that particular piece on my house

poetix said :

If I could choose the wall, and the artist…

But you can’t, can you? If you approve of some of this graffito because you like it, you validate the idea that it’s OK to spray whatever you like wherever you like; you can’t legitimately say “that picture is OK because I like it, but that tag isn’t because I don’t.” You can’t eat your cake and have it too.

poetix 5:13 pm 05 Oct 13

Deref said :

Ostensibly the 80% who voted “street art” would be delighted to have Canberra’s “street artists” come and spray their “art” all over their houses.

That could solve the problem: it’d give the vandals street artists somewhere to ply their art other than public or unwilling private property and would give pleasure to the people who like it. No doubt it’d increase the value of their property, too!

If I could choose the wall, and the artist…Better than a lot of ‘match the sofa and the curtains’ art I have seen. You know, a frangipani in three parts, or a tasteful and realistic sea scene that reeks of hobbyist.

Just call me a *very* poor person’s Medici.

BimboGeek 5:05 pm 05 Oct 13

Deref said :

Ostensibly the 80% who voted “street art” would be delighted to have Canberra’s “street artists” come and spray their “art” all over their houses.

That could solve the problem: it’d give the vandals street artists somewhere to ply their art other than public or unwilling private property and would give pleasure to the people who like it. No doubt it’d increase the value of their property, too!

I wouldn’t want that particular piece on my house, no. It’s not really appropriate for a house, the same way that a lot of art on display in galleries isn’t appropriate for a house. Maybe it would be nice to have something in this style at work, but I work in a restaurant and nobody wants to see cockroaches at a restaurant! A cute cricket, perhaps…

Deref 10:39 am 05 Oct 13

Ostensibly the 80% who voted “street art” would be delighted to have Canberra’s “street artists” come and spray their “art” all over their houses.

That could solve the problem: it’d give the vandals street artists somewhere to ply their art other than public or unwilling private property and would give pleasure to the people who like it. No doubt it’d increase the value of their property, too!

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