Debating Graffiti

Is it crime or is it art, or is it both?

by Ed Cohen

August 6, 2012

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Seated against wall, from left: South Bend Police Captain Darryl Boykins, artist Ish Muhammad Nieves, Notre Dame marketing department chair John Sherry.

Grafitti writing, posters stapled to utility poles, “tagging” by gangs, murals painted on buildings (with permission and without) — is this vandalism, or is it art?

It depends on whom you ask.

 

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