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09.09.11 Marina Galperina

Behold, the single most harmless “graffiti” artist in NYC. He’s the opposite of anonymous. He lists Banksy and “Bas-KEE-at” as his influences. The city already buffed his spray-doodle once, but he just put it up again and says he’ll pay for the clean up costs. Cute. […]

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10.26.10 Marina Galperina

“A blight on the local environment” is a pretty severe judgment of ROA’s furry critters. In fact, many east Londoners think it cheers ol’ Hackney Road up a bit, but a hare-hating council will soon buff the piece away, because they consider it “graffiti.” So it’s bye-bye bunny, without deliberations and regardless of the building […]

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07.20.10 Marina Galperina

Los Angeles has a problem: “Fine art murals have been made indistinguishable from billboards” because of illegal billboard and supergraphics overload (and perhaps, murals that look like ads?) As part of a crackdown on “signs” of all kinds, hundreds of murals have been buffed since 2007. […]

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