Is Kenny Scharf Just Setting Himself Up for More Vandalism?

12.30.10 Bucky Turco

Artist Kenny Scharf spoke up about his defaced mural and also responded to virtually every commenter, sparking quite the lively debate. He also mentioned his involvement with the ongoing “Gates Project,” whereby he has been painting over a bunch of graffiti-bombed metal shutters all around NYC. Does that mean he’s doing the same thing to vandals that he’s complaining about them doing to him, or is this different?