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Sign Wars II – Whoops

By johnboy 17 April 2007 126

The Chief Minister has derived uncommon satisfaction from his latest media release pertaining to Steve Pratt’s crusade against unpalatable political signage oddly conflated with graffiti.

“The ACT Government will ask the police to investigate whether Opposition MLA Steve Pratt committed a criminal offence when he allegedly destroyed a mural in Woden last weekend.

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today he had asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services to refer the matter to the police after it emerged that an artwork allegedly destroyed by Mr Pratt in the course of a political stunt was a legal artwork that had been commissioned and funded by a local sporting club and painted by a recognised local artist.


UPDATED: News Limited is on the story and have a picture.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A lot more media outlets are covering this Steve hasn’t had press like this since he was being held by the Serbs.

MORE: Prattles even made it onto TSSH.

FINALLY: Days late and dollars short the Canberra Times has come to the party they do bring the happy news that Steve is offering a cheapo trophy to Disc ACT rather than the $3,000 dollars worth of mural painted by “Dan The Man”. The discers remain un-mollified. Steve as the ultimate arbiter of public taste has ear-makred some more of their work for deletion.

SURELY THERE CAN’T BE MUCH MORE: Deb Foskey has put out a nasty media release asking Steve some unpleasant questions.

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Stung 10:35 am 27 Apr 07

so has this absolute c*nt apologised yet??

I meant Pratt, not Bonfire. Although he should probably own up to being totally wrong aswell.

bonfire 4:31 pm 26 Apr 07

you softheads keep equating illegal graffiti with art.

an argument i have deftly debunked.

back to the solvent fumes for you i think.

Stung 4:12 pm 26 Apr 07

Would you rather look at the advertising images that are shoved in our faces than artworks on the street?

Nemo 5:22 pm 20 Apr 07

Simbo – you are correct – I dont like public art – I think there are much better ways to spend tax payers money. Al Grasby statue comes to mind.
I definitely have a problem with approving ‘artworks’ that a large section of the community find repulsive.
I have no problem with the artwork being completed and viewed in a building or another private establishment – but I shouldn’t be subjected to it on a daily basis within my suburb.

West_Kambah_4eva 4:42 pm 20 Apr 07

that what it is.

oh yeah, we all want graffiti blighting our streetscape.

Comment by bonfire — 20 April, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

No, it isn’t. YOU ARE WRONG, for cripe’s sake. Admit you are wrong and the pain ends, for all of us.

Danman 4:23 pm 20 Apr 07

Bonfire is (a) pratt


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