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11.03.09 Will Sherman

Banksy preservationists continue their futile attempts to selectively curate illegal street art. Last month, the Croydon Guardian bemoaned how Banksy’s IKEA painting was “‘tagged’ over by vandals,” failing to report the criminal nature of the “world’s most famous street artist’s contribution” to the south London neighborhood. At the time, Sutton Council was holding a vote […]

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10.09.09 Will Sherman

Graffiti writers have responded to Sutton Council’s request for feedback on Banksy’s recent vandalism, tagging over it with their names and “real graffiti.” The Croydon Guardian reports that the IKEA painting has been “ruined by louts,” and is so incensed by this attack on Banksy’s illegal street art that they’re soliciting information on the “envious […]

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09.18.09 Will Sherman

A forthcoming documentary focuses on anti-graffiti zealots who commit the same crimes they crusade against. In “Vigilante Vigilante,” San Francisco filmmakers Max Good and Nathan Wollman successfully stalk and unmask a local man, known as the “Silver Buff,” who “surreptitiously spray paints metallic silver blobs over existing graffiti, almost always doing more damage than was […]

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09.09.09 Will Sherman

Just days before the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a homeless woman was arrested for her smashing salute at a Staten Island memorial. 56-year-old Kathryn Cronin faces up to four years in prison for allegedly attacking two granite plaques with a metal pipe. |NYDN| […]

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08.27.09 Bucky Turco

What could be more bizarre than a group of moronic teenagers in Virginia using sod at an elementary school to spell out the letters “KKK” and make a big ol’ swastika? One of them was black. Outlandish or par for the course? If both the right and the left can toss around the Nazi symbol […]

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06.25.09 Will Sherman

News reports are suggesting the Mosquito, the age discriminating anti-loitering noisemaker, isn’t so good at discouraging vandalism. A month after Tokyo park officials installed the device delinquents smashed a toilet, but it’s possible the vandals simply braved the high pitched noise long enough to act out their annoyance or they’re too old to be affected. […]

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Will Sherman

Most blamed the attack on Banksy’s paintings earlier this week on vandals with paintball guns, however the illegal paintings were actually marred with paint filled balloons. A British paintball company issued a press release this morning to stop everyone from scapegoating their beloved guns, which “only fire small balls of harmless, fully biodegradable gelatine and […]

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06.24.09 Will Sherman

Hours after shooting up one of Banksy’s murals, unknown vandals struck again, firing shots at the millionaire street artist’s “Mild Mild West” piece in Bristol. Similar to yesterday’s attack on his “Windows Lovers” painting, blue paintballs were splattered across the work—earlier this year it was splashed with washable red paint by Appropriate Media. While a […]

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06.23.09 Will Sherman

Banksy fans continue making the pilgrimage to his big Bristol Museum exhibition, but not everyone is enamored with the semi-anonymous street artist. Last night, shots were fired at one of his local illegal paintings, “Window Lovers,” a naked man hanging out while a cuckolded husband and wife peer out the window. The blue paintball attack […]

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06.15.09 Bucky Turco

Most graffiti writers abide by a simple code, do not write on cars or places of worship. Vandals on the other hand, will hit just about anything including the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Beach. Strange phrases like “Jesus don’t want me for a Sunbeam” and “God is inside you, Jesus is […]

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