Great work by Norm!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It’s a case of graffiti cannibalism. The stencil of a young girl frightened by a rat, presumably painted by British street art star Banksy on North Villere Street near Basin Street in 2008, has been ruined by a routine tag.
|Banksy's 2008 stencil of a girl frightened by a rat has been blotted out by a graffiti tag. (Doug MacCash / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)|
It’s impossible to attribute the 2008 stencils to Banksy with absolute certainty, since the internationally acclaimed artist sometimes operates on the wrong side of the law and cherishes his anonymity. But most onlookers agree Banksy clandestinely used several New Orleans outdoor locations as canvases during the approach of Hurricane Gustav five years ago.
Many of his cartoons sensitively addressed the city’s struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 flood. Most are now defaced or destroyed.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Frightening evidence of how lax our airport security has become is provided by an incident near Los Angeles, where a parked private jet airplane was tagged by a graffiti artist vandal. Russ Niles of AVweb reports:
Los Angeles World Airports has confirmed an unusual incident of aircraft vandalism at Van Nuys Airport earlier this week. A Learjet was tagged with some elaborate graffiti, which would have taken the "artist" some time to complete. Paint work to obliterate the freedom of expression (which includes what may be the tagger's signature) will cost in the tens of thousands of dollars and there will undoubtedly be a thorough inspection of the rest of the plane. What's not clear is how the spray-can wielding perpetrator penetrated the defenses of one of the U.S.'s busiest business aviation airports. Diana Sanchez, public and community relations director for the airport organization told AVweb they're looking into it.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Jerry Wokoff wants to tear down 5POINTZ and replace it for ritzy condos. 5POINTZ Aerosol Art Center is so important to the people of Queens and graffiti/street artists around the world. 5POINTZ is the Mecca of all graffiti/street art and must be saved for future generations to love, enjoy and have a place to experiment and show their art talent to the world. Please sign our petition in helping to save 5POINTZ and all graffiti/street art to become a larger part of our world and society. 5POINTZ is just not a building covered in graffiti, it is the Mecca of graffiti/street art, it holds events, such as weddings, dances, art shows and etc. Please follow us on Twitter @Save5POINTZ and find us on Facebook at Saving 5POINTZ Aerosol Art Center. Now what's more important to a community, condos or an art center?
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