In an environment which we all lay claim to, whose voice is it that should prevail? Should it be just a single voice? If not, then how come we, the people that populate them, are subject to a tireless monologue of ad talk inerspliced by the odd piece of functional information (Toilets, Exit, etc)?
The streets belong to the people who use them. The people who live, play, work, party, lounge and look after them. Yes, streets need looking after. They need on the ground advocates who recognise that the importance of their environment is displayed not through property values, but by the palpable, living, breathing ambience of them. Their character!
Central to this idea of character is the element of sovereignty, evidence that people either as individuals or groups feel connected to their neighbourhood. That they not only feel a sense of community but that they’re inclined to actively contribute to it. These people are the advocates. Ads for lost pets, rent parties, gigs by bands you’ve never heard of and will probably never see. These A4´s run off at the uni copy centre, local library or home inkjet are artefacts of a society that still wants to communicate with each other and counts the street as a means in which to do this.
And so it is for art and artists. Especially those that want to cultivate some form of dialogue. Dialogue suggests exchange. It is not one person talking and the rest listening. It is a dynamic, changing and responsive activity that furthers thinking and promotes understanding. Grey walls are not indicative of dialogue. They talk about inactivity, about a lack of engagement.
We are not prepared to let those that sit in city council or ad agencies determine the face of our community, not when our choices are between grey walls and billboards.
http://blog.askew1.com/2011/03/super-city-censorship/ – Askew’s side of the story
http://95bfm.com/default,198784.sm – BFM interview with Askew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wuBmVFJ6b0 – Rob Shields on graffiti
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/the-wall-and-the-paper/ – Russell Brown’s Hard News
http://tvnz.co.nz/media7/s6-e7-video-4070508 – Len Brown talking to Russell Brown
http://dubdotdash.blogspot.com/2011/03/so-fresh-so-clean.html – Review of the above Len Brown interview
No More Grey Walls
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I completely agree.
And the city said you can have as much colour in your city as long as it is Grey
Enough Grey, colour should stay! I agree with the petition
I hope this goes through!!! To much censorship as it is from the local government.
This is our city and it's so important to remind the people we voted in what kind of city we want to live in. My kids want inspiration and vitality around them.
like the man said - 'keep the wall grey and the mind will follow'
If we're going to let big corporates put their hideous stencils all over Auckland then we might as well let the people who are actually good at art put it up for everyone to see.
Auckland needs some vibrancy, not grey walls!
removing the mural was an act of vandalism in itself, stop taking away character from our city!
....more art di betta
Grey sucks balls, bring on the graff !!
"paint the walls grey and the mind will follow" Street art makes cities around the world interesting. Please take the time to work out the difference between tagging and street art, educate not eradicate.
Please support public art and artists.
Dear Len Brown, if you want to portray yourself as the hip-hop friendly mayor from South Auckland, please stop eradicating hiphop graffiti art. Savage aint down with that.
"Keep the wall grey and the mind will follow"
Fight the power
The Auckland City Council should be made accountable for their ILLEGAL removal of the mural. Their actions were against the law and they should be punished, by paying Askew and other TMD artists to repaint the mural once again, and donating towards the Christchurch Earthquake as well. Down with evil anti-graffiti red tape bollocks!
'keep the wall grey and the mind will follow'.
The destruction of public art shows a forest for the trees approach to policy by a council so obviously not representing the views of its constituency.
and we need a register of murals and they need to be tag proofed
we're all here to leave behind a trace, be that permanent or temporary. the earth and our existence on it is finite - even the greatest empires have fallen. so we get one chance at the idea of change and progression - remember that we're the reason governmental bodies get elected, not the other way around.
Blank walls are boring! Petition ftw, we will be spreading the word hard.
Good on you Cut Collective :)
I feel they are trying to wipe out a sub culturea, and going the bitch way about it. that mural would have never been touched had it been a different subject matter and done with paint brush. Its sad that all the corporates that use graffiti to sell arnt here to back us up when we need it.
I'm not sure that this is the same type of graffiti that you're used to battling with Len...
street art is beautiful and it is a voice of the artistic community.
Art makes this city worth living in. Anyone who doesn't support it doesn't get my vote
Being a long-term resident of Auckland and a long-term supporter of the arts, the last thing I want for our city is blank grey walls.
"the council sucks bro"
It's a basic human right; Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. (See Article 19: http://www.amnesty.org.nz/article-19-view-art1)
I find all the sex and liquor advertising on my walk to work extremely offensive. Surely art is far more important for our youth to be exposed to instead of sex & liquor advertising... what sort of society are they trying to create?
it seems people need to stop following outdated laws and ideas and actually question their reasoning. times are a'changing and so should policy and attitudes. colour is the new black - let it be.
So much more beautiful than just plain walls. Cultivate this city and its people
Grey is only for trackpants
More public art in auckland please
Welcome to the police state, it's not coming, it's here!!!
More artist defined spaces makes for a much happier cultural collective
Support street art and free expression! It's the lifeblood of the city.
grey walls and historical scenes? what happened to Vibrant Urban City ? Bring back Colour and well executed Walls!
keep the diversity of our beautiful, vibrant city - no more grey walls!
Spray away the grey
What they gonna do next, paint all the trees and flowers grey too?
Let the community choose what it should look like.
Seeing the Poynton Terrrace mural painted over the other week has sparked sooo much anger and fustration inside of me towards this council. arrrggghhhhhhhh!!
I don't want my children to grow up with grey walls and grey minds.
I 100% agree.
Support the arts.
Someone within the Auckland City Council messed with the wrong wall (Poynton) and exploited their power. After they tried to manipulate and dictate the situation, the truth has been exposed. Now the subject matter is out in the open, here's the chance to voice our opinions.
STOP MAKING AUCKLAND SO BORING!
Vibrancy makes for stimulation of the cortex thus discouraging zombies
Our city should reflect our culture an, by extension, our art... Our wall are art galleries for ALL people.
There is no comparison to the feeling and culture artists bring to city scapes. If you want to view grey walls then paint your own damn house this colour and be prepared to be bored and dulled by it!
No to council censorship of art space
Shame on you Rob Shields.
Graffiti is pretty
Grey = Boring!
Like Brian Tamaki said... Enough Is Enough!
street murals the world over are recognised and supported as artistic practice of, by, for the communities that live there - the ACC needs to move beyond the rhetoric of an 'our place' brand, and keep it real
The best cities in the world have a healthy, world-class street art scene. Enough Grey Auckland!
Murals for everyone
in a city of grey sidewalks, concrete masonry and greywall do we need more grey? basically what it comes down to is a majority of conformity, uniform painted walls and the hardstance against graffiti by those who class 'graffiti' in one stereotype or category ,vs. the creative minded who would prefer a cityscape of vibrancy and intrigue, people always have to have something to complain about.
"the vision for this city is something that extends beyond a right of bureaucrats and politicians – it’s a right we all share" -Askew
Couldn't have said it better!
FUCK YOUR GREY WALLS CUNT
If I spent time and money on something and the council took it away without cause, I'd be fuming. There should be a public apology and compensation. Paint doesn't come cheap.
It seems that Len Brown can not control his team...Rob Smith being the proverbial tail that is wagging the dog...
Please preserve the amazing street art scene of Auckland. From Detroit with love......
Concrete city needs beautiful artwork like this!!!
What happened in the instance which has prompted this was gross misconduct on the behalf of the council. This was essentially destruction of private property, which if perpetrated on council property would be considered criminal. It should never be allowed to happen again.
This is ridiculous, as it has been pointed out already ASKEW & other artists have been painting murals on this wall for ten years... what the council are doing is the same as if they went out with cans of spray paint and defaced the mural, which any normal person would be arrested for.
Buffing can never be the solution...
Offer legal walls instead of making a city numb by "cleaning" it...
Council censorship... I say no! The Super City can't become the Super Dull City.
What the council has done basically amounts to deliberate vandalism, similar action should be taken with regards to this situation as is in other cases, fines and legal action!
Fuck grey walls
Grey the walls and the mind will follow
Censorship is for the weak minded. Our cities need more character!
Let graffiti live!!
Keep it doing art!
Street art is beautiful
Keep the city creative and colourful please.
Gray walls sucks! FromVENEZUELA
bring the wall back to life, it looks dead...
This is despicable behaviour.
I value freedom of expression. Please protect your country's invaluable intellectual property. Preserve what you have left and enjoy the future of your talented artists.
Signed in blood
Let It Run!..
It's stupid that a petition is even necessary for this. The town cares more about its image than its people. This needs to be stopped.
dear "powers that be" love aesthetic / vs / tictakeee spamee / educate 2 See / support those who, willing to give, soul spray, ...
Whoever's in charge of the buff has got no clue. Keep the styles flowing!
completely back this!
Murals add color and life to an otherwise boring grey wall. I think its disgusting that commissioned works from fantastic artists are being buffed illegally. The work is beautiful. This has to stop. Good luck.
Yes. Keep our communities connected (and interesting) with public artworks
My heart broke when I heard about the latest instance, this is not acceptable!
So is it "down with the brown"? or up with the grey? Love your work, Len *add sarcasm*
TAG, you're it.
stop the buff!!!!!
Loved the article by McAllister. Could have written it myself; have thought many times of doing so. What so many people miss is the difference between art graffiti and tagging, which is rather like dogs peeing on lamp posts. The powers behind the destruction of graffiti art are middle aged, but that is no excuse. I'm definitely an oldie, being 74, but, the greyness of our sity saddens me. In Spain I have seen political slogans painted around to be kept!
More imagination, more colour, I say.
Self explanatory. Grey is boring. Murals like these are beautiful.
They should have to pay for the paint wasted and the time spent repainting that masterpiece.
Grey go AWAY!!
'Keep the walls grey and the mind will follow'
I'm all for this.
This issue borders on fascism, wake up
Lisa Te Cool,
Rolling over that artwork is f*cking criminal.
Hey askew come back to the d sometime man. Shits crazy.
dont hate appreciate
theres so much effort put into buffing these days, it really is absurd alot more people appreciate a beautiful wall rather then, a blank grey wall, they close down walls and then end up a whole lot worse cause no one can take there time, the walll will end up just getting thrashed. if they had half a brain they woiuld of left the beautiful burners, but there morons.
The robocop must fall
paint the town red
A bland auckland council imposing their stagnent ideas on the central city. Go back to Botany, Mayor Brown.
all art, even graffiti, is beautiful.
Keen to see the colors/art over the grey walls
I host a lot of journalists for Tourism NZ, promoting great parts of the city. In the last month I had a Chinese film crew who requested to view and film graffiti art around Auckland City, and last week I hosted a travel writer for The Times (UK) who asked to visit grafitti art in Ponsonby and K'Rd. he was writing about an Insider's Guide to Auckland - for people visiting during RWC. He was very enthusiastic about graffiti art and is planning to include locations of good work around the city. He (and I) would be horrified if it was grey washed out by RWC time!
nothing worse than a bucket of buff.
Art never hurt nobody.
Grey walls suck .... piece em up
no bigs walls grey, Yes big walls live
No more grey walls!
Everything is grey here
nobodies having fun
dirty concrete all over
smog obscures the sun
I love coming to Auckland and seeing vibrant murals... the council needs to learn to make the distinction between art and tagging, both very different things!
More colour please. But lets not graffiti the entire city - inspiring commissioned art pieces would be fantastic.
Janelle \"Vain\" Venne,
it is better ART than you see in the art galleries
and it stops the 'tagging;'
as long as all artists from all areas get equal opportunity to express themselves, and it is not on someone's private property or swanky new fence, i have no problems! and this does NOT include shitty little tags :P
Dont hide the citys culture and art.
No more grey ! Lets paint this town with vibrant colors !
....grey is so 2010
we need a counter culture movement which paints out council based signs, notices and landmarks.
Free the walls and the minds will follow
No more gray walls. Murals for life
I whole heartedly support the use of the public cityscape (with permission of course) as a potential canvas for modern art in any form, as long as it enhances the culture of the community it is displayed in. This most recent act by the council is, in my opinion, unwarranted.
I thoroughly agree, we need to promote and support our creative culture, and allow a city that encorouges people to deliver their artwork what ever it may be, Auckland needs to change uts ways and open its way of thinking. We could all be living in a far richer more vibrant environment if only the council would allow it
too much to say on this really. Colour > Grey
So nice to see the council appreciating freedom of speech, human rights & private property..... -_-
I loved taking photos of the street art- please don't paint over it!
There is nothing wrong with a community having a personality.
I had an email back from the Mayor who said this painting will be replaced.. they are going to get the same artist.
Looks like the futures looking pretty Grey with Len brown as major
Inspired by what a (initiallygrudgingly) progressive council policy towards street art has achieved in Bristol, and could do in my hometown too.
so eloquently stated. You really can't debate this. I pushed a star - i hope the star makes it!
When I go to Auckland I visit the amazing street art such as this one. I hate that they wont be there.
no more grey walls!
Keep the walls grey and the mind will follow.
We are so very fortunate to have artists like Askew making positive contributions to OUR community, we really do not need bureaucrats from the other side of town destroying and then desecrating our Taonga. The artwork that was destroyed in Poynton Terrace was created by our community for our community. Len Brown should issue a public apology on behalf of the city to Askew and to the people of Karangahape, and ensure that it is the people of Karangahape who have guardianship of our Taonga
Keep the walls grey and the mind will follow...
is this shade of grey acceptable?
let the world shine, who wants to stare at the grey dull world?
Joshua Wetere Paki,
This is social editing at its worst. One power group proclaiming to serve the public whilst dictating how they are best served.
good art is there to enjoy or to cause debate over what is bad art. Not to DESTROY!!!
What was the cost to rate payers to ruin a piece of art??
And if they really didn't consult the building owner then isn't it vandalism??
The absence of color on walls = The absence of life
Look at Melbourne.... What a beautiful city full of awesome street art.
Leave art alone.
We Have The Numbers. Lets Use Em.
When will we, as a nation, ever learn.
Askew keep up the amazing work!!
BLANK WALLS BLANK MINDS x
STOP THE BUFF!!
The council should be charged with criminal damage
the world needs more colour
I don't get why industrial gry is preferred to colur? Seriously, it looks awful.
Natural disasters both locally & globally are teaching our disengaged societies we must become conscious of our actions against each other & the planet. Art in its many forms acts as a carthartic vent of sorts amongst those who practise it...its practitioners are generally pretty chilled folk, they are in touch with their 'humanity. When our city scapes are used as canvas this bleeds a 'holistic' effect into the spaces it uses. Generally, the people who practise are the ones who are the first to stand up for human and global issues...HOW CAN WE LEARN EMPATHY and CARE as a GLOBAL COMMUNITY if we are restricted in our instincts to colour and change our environments for the better. PEOPLE NEED ART AROUND THEM, IT IS A TEACHER THAT REMINDS US HOW TO BE HUMAN.
i don't heart grey
The more art the better, this city is far too sterile. Cant get over the small thinking that cuased the K rd site to get painted over, ludicrous
Please stop painting out the character of our city!
KEEP THE CITIES FRESH AND FULL OF COLOUR!!!
I paint murals and have been paid by the council to paint murals. We need to support these legal walls and also local artists by inspiring kids and adults to be more creative, but also more active in our communities. Bringing all of us back to being neighbours.
Grey is mundane and draining on the soul. Colour is lively and stimulates the mind. Let it live.
A little color on some walls wont hurt!
For a country to take upon such harsh penalties such as 500 dollars for possesion of spray paint then for them to take away any options of doing it legit just leads to chaos like restrict kids place to skateboard leads to kids going do it it anyway or they quit all together to join a gang take up drugs many things because hey lets go skate isnt option same with painting
A real shame! Perhaps we need to get some more creative minds on our councils? Nice idea in theory I guess but I'm certainly not volunteering...
Keep walls colourful!
I am a very big fan of ironlak and buffing of a Public mural is wrong it brings life to a spot , without it just makes it boring art is life and without it there is nothing Art isnt vandalism it creates life as we know it
Colour the world!!!
stop grey walls and let graff artists have a chance at doing some legal
people love to see colour and art> less grey, less advertisements. its our space!
no more plain buffed walls
Caleb \"Air\'O\'Soul\" Broederlow,
Kia Ora, I'm street artist myself, I think once you take off the real art that has been put on these walls for a reason and make it blank, it then becomes a target for Graffiti writers to take over and destroy, Having street art on the walls prevents that from happening in future, therefore saving the government and councils a lot of money and ugly patchy walls. You could say its like fighting fire with fire, in this case, your fighting Unwanted Graffiti with Street Art. Also another thing with Street art is, it can uplift the spirit of the community and just simply brighten up cold looking walls with lively art making them a living, breathing gallery that's free for everybody to see and enjoy
We had a one mill photo shoot out front of that wall once - wouldn't have bothered if it was a boring old grey.
i may not live there, but it looks sick, so let it be.
Tired of being buffed out!!!
Nolan M. Ramanauskas,
i honestly think that a brighter and modernly creative town is more appealing to the world, and the art form will only continue to grow
Hope Everythng goes through no love 4 painting that wall NO RIGHT 2 DO THAT 2 THE BRO ASKEW AND BERST BEHIND IT %120 BEHIND IT
FRM CESR A2D
The world needs Art especially in places where it is dull and lifeless , removing great works of art of the walls shows a lack of culture " No More Grey Walls"!!!
A boring world indeed without art and the freedom to express yourself. Imagine painting the ceiling of the Sistine chapel grey. These same people who think the grey wall is better are also the same people who think sticking up an advertisement is ok because they got paid for it. I know what the majority would prefer to see.
Our cities are so drab and depressing and seeing incredible work like this on the way to work makes everyone happy. No more grey walls!
Stop the Grey Mayor.
Jonathan de Alwis,
Down with Rob Shields!!
Big love for askew! Fuck the buff, especially when its some of the best graff in the world! Robbing the community of some beauty, straight up.
There is support for street art from multiple sectors of society. All the best with your efforts!
i understand if its gang related but if its good graff then leave it up. its art
New Zealand Is Producing Some Of The Best Street Artists In The World. Graffiti Is Not Hideous Whats Hideous Is The Mismatched Colours Of The Buff Around The Cities.
time to move forward, let the people eat the cake they baked themselves.
Aerosol art promotes urban beautification and should be encouraged not kept hidden
Askew is an amazing artist. This is a ridiculous situation created by the council. To properly rectify the situation the council should pay for Askew to replace his mural - not others chosen by the man who removed it.
no grey! let us spray!
"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can
make someone smile while they're having a piss." - Banksy
I love street art when it's truly art and not senseless vandalism. Grey walls would diminish our city's character and is an insult to our talented artists.
fill the city with colour, art & culture, look at it with open minds.
For the cause, mos def
Keep Australia Colourful, Brightness and vast colours creates happier times and happier people!
I believe in art, grey walls are nothing to believe in.
I travelled from Australia for the street art culire in New Zealand. Illegally removing such works deters myself and others from visiting the beautiful country that New Zealand is.
Only Young Once. Grey's not involved,rather be Bold
The grey walls are a symptom of a much larger issue. Yes Council is suppressing art at its most basic and vital level, but its not just art that is being suppressed: your democratic rights are. Free speech is one, but if you scratch beneath the surface you will find that Council's unelected operational staff, just like Rob Shield are stepping outside of their role to shape Our City into whatever their unsolicited, and unelected ideal is.
I recommend you listen to this interview to see how else the Auckland Council controls your right to express yourself:
should be encouraging expression in this form!
i hate grey walls!!!
YAY for colour and creativity!!
Well what looks better, grey walls? or beautiful art? or a billboard with tits on it that when paid for by a big corp is legal and hideous...
The council also loves seeing evidence that other cities adminstrators are able to approach street art a more proactively, so they can feel more comfortable that supporting 'graffiti' is not a radical move. I don't know if you have evidence of how places like Berlin or Paris or Melbourne work more inclusively with street artists but you should find out!
FUCK THE BUFF
Love Graffiti! NO MORE GREY WALLS!!!
the world revolves around colour!
you could have the most amazing art up, or, grey walls that eventually get tagged up and look like shit anyway?
soo angry at the fact there a legit pieces of art bieng removed from the city and having a blank wall bieng replaced shows len browns charachter he is, dull and boring...give auckland its urban identity it used to have.
There is a difference between grafitti art & senseless tagging..
Chris von Batenburg,
I believe the Council has acted without regard for public art and street scape as a taonga of our communities. Your actions are prejudiced, irrational and amount to vandalism. Shame.
Colour / Style / Art / Youth / Expression / Vitality / Creative / Contemporary
Within these last few months this new regime has systematically destroyed public art works older than Len Browns entire political career. Historical landmarks within an extremely vibrant subculture have been erased with minimal benefit for the general public. I wouldn't be surprised if this extreme clean up of the rail corridor led to even more suburban fence painting! "Grey Like Your Toupée"
The image of the art work being removed is sickening NO MORE GREY WALLS!!
I had the luck of living in Bristol for two years - that's a city that recognises the difference that urban art makes.
That wall was always one of my favorites, lets keep the art!
blank walls are boring
How is it possible in a city where there's so much diverse creative talent, we have the most unimaginative people making these decisions? I think that actions such as those taken by Rob Shields et al are symptoms of much wider problem that Auckland needs to address. These kafkaesque council 'solutions' are often more damaging than the original act, both culturally & financially.
Another issue to look into is just who is getting paid to buff these pieces & who is giving the orders. If there was a conflict of interest somewhere within this system it would not surprise me in the least.
this is kroad
Yes. I don' want my home being usurped by old men with their fingers up their asses
Grey's so industrial and boring, let artist express themselve 's and bring dull walls to life!!
The rose that crew out of concrete.
Allow artists to express themselves!
Public space; for the public
Things as good as this work shouldnt be covered in a see of grey what is wrong with socitity these days.
You wouldn't paint your own house even a room grey because its boring and as for Melbourne, The same polly's that get their photo's taken in Hosier Lane are winning votes by admonishing this same ART form.
Fuck grey walls look depressing for our City!!!
FUUUUUUCk the buff
the above pictures were a tragedy painting art like that should be illegal
The artform of Graff art shouldn't be condemned to walkways and alley ways... Express yourself
Colour the world!
Grey is not a color...
Cities like Philadelphia get so much of who they are from the outdoor art on their city walls. We have the talent. Just not the politics.
The council painting over this artwork is rediculous!
Dont paint over murals with a coat of drab buff .
Murals are art and no bastard wearing a suit sitting in his damn office can judge it as vandalism!!!
The revolution will not be televised, but our evolution will be written in multi-coloured spraypaint!
This was a bizarre and inappropriate intervention in a private arrangement between the owner and the artist.
Scott D. Burns,
Another council that needs to realize the positivity that these murals bring to the community.
A grey city is a dull city, with no culture and character.
What is left to promote your city to the rest of the world?
Times have changed, get with it.
Grey walls have proven to promote mor graffiti in the form of tags, keep the murals, save the 'maintenance' funds & spend it on something your people will TRULY benefit from.
Differentiate your city don't conform it. Askew One's work is an asset not a nuisance.
Public art makes any place more dynamic, thought-provoking and exciting. Painting over art serves no purpose other than to destroy. The council must recognise that, for Auckland to be a truly great city (as it has the potential to be), it is vital that all members of Auckland society must be allowed to express themselves freely.
Grey walls will not deter anyone from having independent thoughts, creative expression, or a love of vibrant colour!!! Grey walls merely pose as a blank canvas and every effort to cover over street art is just more incentive to an aspiring street artist.
why do people prefer dull blank walls over professional art work that people such as askew pour their hearts into? Really, its a lack of respect on the council's behalf. Peace
Accept positive public expression!
It's like the buff do it just for the sake of it, to try and show their superiority for no good reason. I don't believe they can really suggest that a plain blank wall looks prettier than one filled with top notch graff. Buff stupid tags and throwups, but justifying a reason to buff a mural like this? Even if you don't like art, it's surely more aestetically pleasing than a drab, grey wall.
Let it live and die, eventually, but maybe not kill it
fuck the buff
life is color, life is freedom, graffiti is the colorful memory of human kind, so graffiti is life! no more grey walls!
Art must live in the street...
Art in the street makes people happy when they have something to look at!! not just some boaring grey wall...
grey walls are ugly
horrible to see such an iconic and inspiring wall wiped. No one wants to see the sea of grey auckland is becoming.
Gotta keep the culture alive!
Paint the wall grey and the mind will follow
Fuck the Buff
let art live.
this wall was used as a location for my music video "im all in" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxjSsBJryg i considered it an amazing piece of Auckland community art that was well loved and respected by locals and visitors. it will be sorely missed and the grey wall that is its replacement is another shameful ugly step in the wrong direction by Auckland City Council. Frankly because of things like this i am considering moving away from Auckland. I hope one day Auckland's leadership will make this city move forward but for now in many areas it is only going backward. Such a shame. Appalled and disgusted. Sincerely Isaac Aesili
Keep the art alive.
It's really stupid to buff people's hard work which by the way is a work of art !
I do legal walls all the time... i could never imagine this being taken away from me and everyone enjoying it
no more council gentrification please!
Grey is depressing..
This is the death of culture. If I were to enter Auckland art gallery and paint over the paintings I would be labelled a criminal. These "grey painters" should suffer that same fate.
Sigurður Ýmir Kristjánsson,
Why waste money to paint over beautiful art that makes people smile? Grey walls wont make people smile.
no more grey walls, power to the artists!
I think you would struggle to find ANYONE who prefered a grey wall to a piece of art.
sam waters - walkabout,
I see beautiful murals all over the place n the goverment just come n paint over them with crappy green n grey. thats not on :(
Grey walls breed apathy.
Good luck bro - this is truly and utterly disgusting that some people of the likes Rob Shields / Len Brown and their fellow people(s) are so close minded on colour or artistic vibrant walls.
Put an end to the almighty dull and boring buff
Not only should there be more public space for art but also more funding and encouragement for those who produce it!!
I would like to see more quality graffiti art around Auckland, especially at Mt Eden station which is looking very grey at the moment.
Aukland is rapidly becoming know as a world class city for urden art and it is a shame the the local council don't understand this , because they would be the first people to take credit for it
Too me, color is part of our modern world. Ads and commercial marketing are all over our streets. To me, a beautiful piece of work (such as this one) should be preserved. How much time did this artist take into making this piece, how long? To me, its a beautiful form of art and should be preserved.
more programmes like Project Legit in Chch - people working together, not against each other across social and age spectrums...
This is community art which adds a lot to our city. Grey is beige. Graffiti pieces like this are the new black.
THE WALLS THE WALLS THE WALLS ARE ON FIRE WE GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THEM LET THE MOTHERFUCKERS BURN.......ER ! ! ! ! ! !
There's no justice just us
Let the world be more beautiful place :}...forget your problems...when you walkin' down the street and you see some walls like this ,you can forget your problems and worries....stop killing the art!!!!!
the picture is so disappointing. you can see how much work and effort was put into it and you can imagine how much time it took to create such a beautiful piece of art, and it takes them a matter of minutes to cover it up and destroy it.
NZ needs more vibrancy and color, help stop the depression of grey patches over great art.
Absolute travesty that this stunning work (and others like it) are being removed, I really loved this piece and it fitted in with the neighbourhood perfectly.
No more sullen, blunt grey walls !
Alex Flannery is my brother. Just a cool little fact.
Beautification of our society should be placed in the hands of those who love expression, the artists that interact within the communities and not the policy makers who are supposed to represent The People. Remember them?
in what should be our biggest and brightest city, it seems the councillors would rather a lifeless wreck of a town that hates any alternative culture. i think back only a few weeks ago when laneway was shut down early by the fun police - and now this.
if young people don't take auckland back then noone will.
A "genuine mistake" by the council should be genuinely rectified ie: the original artists should be left to their own devices to paint a new mural without censorship or direction from a council at fault.
art is art,
Juan Jose Tellez,
Support this initiative
Fuck the Buff!
auckland needs colour
I support the beautification of Auckland through the addition of art to the walls.
I understand that councils have anti-graffiti policies but there is a clear difference between vandalism and art. Its clear to see that hours went into painting plus the costs involved too, so why buff over something amazing? I suggest save your paint and cover bombs and throwies not pieces of art.
That wall looks dumb with green paint on it.
Willem Van Buskirk,
fuk the buff
New Zealand is a bright, beautiful, lush country - Grey walls just dosn't seem to fit this culture. Lets take a leave out of Melbourne / Sydney streets and create legal walls for creative artists together. www.wix.com/shantastencils/1
keep it legal let them paint
keep the movement going.
How can the council really think that a grey wall is better than a master piece by askew and berst are they sooo stuck in their ways that have to make the city as grey and dull as there lives. Always making more problems than good.
Cheers, Kaser Cheky Abk Dubk Vip.
I like doing pieces more than bombs, so as an artist I hate the buff, but bombing is also fun as hell, so from a vandal point a view, the buff just lets me keep doing tags again and again in the same spot. Its up to the government, in one hand they have a bunch of throwies and hands which most people hate, in the other hand they got some nice pieces everywhere that people can digg, either way I'm still gonna do graff its up to them
the streets belong to the people. Can't stop art!
council - hypocrits
graffiti artist does it better
I've only ever heard positive comments regarding street art in wellington, from young and old. I'm not really sure who the govt is trying to impress or please by buffing walls.
Why Would you take away Someones amazing art. Dont they relize that if they take away legal grafitti, illegal grafitti will sky rocket!
Grey walls are bland and boring much like many cities around the world, why are people so afraid of colour ?
Here's to the coming of DIY wall climbing graffiti robots.
It's about time that people learnt the difference between art and general tagging.
blank walls are criminal
I saw in the news the outrageous act by Auckland City Council.
Please see below:
This artwork is a world class example of urban art that has been destroyed without permission. I believe the person who authorized this illegal action need to be disciplined immediately. I also believe the council must have the work replaced by the artists concerned as it truly adds to the vibrant culture here in Auckland.
This is in-excusable behavior by people in the council who are supposed to be working FOR the people of Auckland, NOT AGAINST THEM, and certainly NOT BEHIND THEIR BACKS!!!
I would hope you will make sure this is dealt with accordingly.
Graffiti 4 LIFEE
I shouldn't have to be doing this... what a ridiculous law
if the walls are comissioned they should be respected, and they are no longer "graffiti" per say, they are now art and art is a freedom of expression
go home len brown.
Graffiti Art is the one thing I know that can cross all barriers eg. age, sex, race, socio-economic background, religion that are in place to divide the community. Its free to enjoy and it isn't trying to sell you something.
Councils need to remember that they are in place to service the community and so its time they start to do what they are paid for and listen to their employers, the people.
We are the people.
street art and graffiti is the newest movement in art which stands to rebel against the minority and rules of gallery's as well as make the grey urban society's beautiful, i stand against the council in its act of destroying such a beautiful form of expression. anyway wall;s have always been the place to exhibit art
Blank walls encourage vandalism, whereas walls which are commissioned to be painted by experienced artists deter vandalism on surfaces that are bound to be vandalised in inner-city areas - thus contributing to the destabilisation of community safety. Please reconsider your decision :)
People complaining in the media all the time about illegal graffiti. Artists source walls legally and still get having to face the buff....
I like art.
If anybody, than TMD deserves good walls!
No More Grey Walls!
i surport this 100% i think it is such a shame that people in this city think they have the rite to erase ones creative art and replace it with grey, i for one gringe at tha thought of such a thought! colour and art is wat makes tha world a beter place to live in!good on you askew some one needs to make a stand!
I've visited Auckland a number of times and the K-Road area has a very unique character. A strong part of this is the art that can be viewed - This particular wall was a clear example of this. I remember this wall extremely well. I had seen flicks but was really happy to see it up close. A real shame to see that not only has this work been removed but that the artist's involved are having to fight to simply put up something new... out of their own pocket no less.
Color man, color...! get your head out of your ass....
I agree this action, No More Grey Walls
Keep it real council people, some of us actually like color #justsayin'
Please lets these artists beautify our city - have you seen how grey it already looks? Shameful
It seems a shame that it has to come to this. Good luck!
Totally Agree, grey walls makes the city sad and boring
f the buff
grey walls suck.
Let us express amongst the world we INVEST
The city of Dumbver CO. did this right before the DNC a couple of years ago. Painted over a lot of commisioned walls and claimed it was for the image of the city.
Short-sighted action will have far-reaching effects on the local economy. Do you want Auckland to be a cultural and creative hub - or an almost-ran provincial backwater, a giant conglomeration of suburbs with no heart or soul? The people who will add most to the so-called "knowledge economy" will be even more incensed to leave if Auckland's urban environment continues to be degraded, blandified, and corporatized.
Just a thought.
One love! Yo!
We have to organize us against the grey sistem.
Grey city, black future.
Public Space is for Public use.
Colorful walls are way better than plain walls!
graffiti is freedom, however people getting annoyed about it being done without permission is inevitable. But the council painting down commissioned work on private property is the exact same as doing illegal graffiti. Hypocrites
grey walls makes toys have more spots.
Public art as well produced as ASKEW should not be shamed over the cleanliness of a city's plain wall. The fact that it is a public space means that the public should enjoy it and own it, not the government we pay to uphold it. The art acts as a binding between people for the simple fact that it brings people of every nature together through beauty and expression through which we all relate as humans. Simply because you can erase the art does not mean it should be as I have felt many plays and musicals should have been wiped from existance yet I cannot follow through with a paint can and roller to delete it from history.
color is life, killing the colors you're killing life...
Pay 2 COD,
Art brings colour into peoples lives and educates them. Grey walls makes a city uniformed and boring! There is enough concrete in cities without increasing the dullness of a city further with grey paint!
Public places are for the people (including those who want to draw on them).
No need to cover art and design (paint) with boring grey paint.
Let art regain the street!
Len Brown should leave our street art alone.
I've just returned from Rio De Janiero where culture and artwork is celebrated on the walls of the streets. Beautiful works of art and colour representing the vibrance and way of life of the people of Rio. It saddens me everytime I see works of art covered by dull, lifeless grey voids in Auckland City. Many artists use the work to springboard careers in auckland....why not give them selected canvas in the city of Auckland and let visitors from around the world see how creative and beautiful New Zealand Culture is?
Len Brown don't cover up our modern culture with grey paint!!!
When I travel the world I'm always jealous of the epic creative work I see on city walls, especially Germany, its always draining coming back to Aucklands greyness. Good luck with the petition, will blog and spread the word to the endemicworld.com fans too, they'll be supportive for sure.
Our streets are boring, we need to bring some life and character into them!
Real street art is something to be proud of. It's something that makes walking down the street a real experience, and it's something that tourists appreciate.
If every wall was covered in art, we wouldn't have such a problem with taggers and scum that spray their ugly names all over the city.
However, I do like some illegal art... the only thing that makes catching the train in Auckland's fucked public transport system is the view - so colourful!
Keep the walls grey and the minds will follow...
Choose colorfull life above grey numbness
brighten up your lives people!
so sad. KEEP AUCKLAND ALIVE!
Do not remove the "art" pieces. If it looks like some 12 year old kid has scribbled on the wall, I think you are doing us all a favor if you remove those.
Just because NZ is small dosen't mean we have to be boring and plain. Give our country some colour and personality to showcase to the world.
We want colours in this gray city.
freedom to talk
fuck the buff, no more grey walls!!!
Grey walls suck.
This is an empowering idea if the communities are given the space to be a part of this dialogue and the painting process.
Jonathan Case McQuillan,
Stop the Gray
street graff art ftw!
Not everyone can afford to go to an art gallery, or have their work displayed there.
Drea van der Meel,
Its beautiful urban art, why cover it up? It gives Auckland character and its not hurting anyone. Im sure 9/10 anyone walking past would smile at it in appreciation.
our city has a personality.
Askew and TMD crew have been a huge inspiration to me over the years, even though they're located on the other side of the world. - Rybo AB SEVS
Suzi (gyp_sy) Marsh,
Graffiti is an incredible art form that is developing in the most amazing, unique way in NZ. What happened for ASKEW1 is foul censorship bred by ignorance & stupidity. I'm saying NO to grey walls & YES for freedom of artistry & development of graff in our land.
Let our city be vibrant and full of colour!! Don't let it be stale and bland.... what happened here is a total injustice and we stand against it as people of this city. Peace. x
Courtney Noel Simms,
No more grey! Gimme colour and lots of it!
there legal walls for a reason, so they can keep there paintings on it
Keep the colour - burn their buffs I say - its a dull world with out our colour schemes –
This is what inspires the young writers to write, to many grey walls leads to, too many lifeless lives among the sheep like society we live – Keep burning the buffs!
Removing this art is like putting a gag on the community and artist, these are valid voices and emerging ideas that need to be seen, heard, and heeded.
lui muda phucken cee,
say no to grey walls alright ! aucklands got a colourful ethnic population so why can't parts of auckland be as colourful? come on Len Brown, more skateparks and more colourful walls please! and they wonder why little kids turn to crime, because there's nothing for them to do!
Kids need to see colour and style. Not tagged trashed walls!
It is criminal to see artwork of this quality being destroyed.
I work just across the road from Poynton Tce and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what they had done... The council are definitely making some ridiculous decisions.. like distributing extra plastic rubbish bags with flowers on them , to put your red plastic rubbish bags into so that it will look "prettier" when they are put out on footpath for collection....maybe they should have made them GREY...
Who decides what is art? Art in public places should be for the people, chosen by the people. Not just decided by the bigwigs or the rich.
we were told since we were kids by the program rainbow to paint the whole world with a rainbow - ain't no Grey in a rainbow
The world definitely needs some color
Agree wholeheartedly. Council could have pretty much stayed out of this one
At worst the guys in the second pic have put up a nice base colour to start afresh.. this pow should be up at leaaast a month!
Art over a grey wall anyday. Good way to make the city a happy place!!
michaela Des forges,
graffiti is good
I think grey walls are depressing! Graf Artists can make a positive contribution to the not so pretty areas .. and educate those who just tag. Notice you dont get much/any tagging on some good graffiti art.. Bless Up!! Goodluck from B Unit out West
they should stop color television too!
A lot of talent and hard work went into that wall. Took a few suits with money and a pen to take it away. Nobody likes you and your grey walls, go buy some talent
FUCK THE BUFF
color brings life.
Auckland needs a lot more colour hopefully this helps considerably
Let there be color.
Buckets of grey paint are destroying Aucklands history and color.
NO MORE GREY. NO MORE GREY. NO MORE GREY.
I'm not sure who decided that grey walls look nicer than murals by New Zealand's best artists, but they were wrong!
The buff is getting rediculous, tourists from the world cup would rather see vibrant art then boring-ass different shades of grey patches not painted properly walls! pretty sickening, pure dullness. Shit son. Long live the movement
WTF. Ahwell atleast there will be fresh room for all the toys to scrawl their crappy tags on. Nice work council.
Grey walls for a grey life
I hope this raises awareness in people who have walls suitable for street art to feel more comfortable in allowing them to be 'done up'.... Real eye-sores like SoHoLE in Ponsonby should be sorted out before any colourful wall!!
Just no more grey walls please. We want art everywhere, not nowhere. Thanks.
What the hell are you thinking "Council". Try speaking maybe to the owner of the building or even better the Artist. Just think about it.
Just think about it next time a piece of Auckland is wiped of the map?
id rather see graffiti(ART) then a plain grey wall on my streets..
Auckland has an opportunity here to be very progressive and artistically profound!
I believe that graffiti beautifies the place and gives life and colour to our land. We might even see the day that this country is known for being grey rather than green if these incidents keep occuring
burnin colors in a grey world!
no more boarders, no more grey walls!!
Culture doesn't come from Council
Nothing great was ever achieved out of conformity.................
Let the streets speak.
Grey walls is a thing of the past. graffiti is the pureness
tisk tisk Rob o'Cop
Grey is gay!
We need our lively walls.
The streets are ours!
Officer, I'd like to report some mindless vandalism. Poynton Tce, a Mr Shields brazenly painted all over a wall, single colour, definitely no artistic value. Can you please let me know what punishment is meted out to taggers/vandals such as Mr Shields? Also, bad spelling of his name indicates lack of education - he spelt it G R E Y
I completely agree with what ASKEW and company are trying to do with the livelyhood of the community of New Zealand, and I can only hope the same change will take foot in my hometown as well.
If you allow people to graffiti then it will stop the problem of people writing swearwords etc as people will be more competitive over space. Also it adds to the tourism levels, for example look at Bristol. Also, it can be a way to comment on current issues, and gets a larger variety of people interested on what is going on, i.e teenagers who find the news boring.
Graf art is a positive thing, long may it live on the walls of our city streets...
I spit on rob shields. He doesn't deserve capital letters either.
spray is better than grey anyday!
graffiti is more that just a crime its an art. dont knock it till you try it and know what us graffiti writers live every day!
Just about anything is better than a gray wall
No more grey walls!
shed some coloure to the comunity
graffiti is beautiful whether you like it or not.
give us back the streets!
Totally behind this.
the streets is ours
never happier than the day i found my office building had been giving some component love... chur.
beauty is relevant, may each express their views
Keen as. Good luck
keep the walls grey and the mind will follow.
Street Art should be celebrated - it celebrates the culture + vibe of the city! Also, that bomb that used to be Pitt St was brilliant, and absolutely suited the arts scene happening on Krd, and had been up, altered and added to for YEARS. That grey looks pathetic and sad in comparison.
fuck the corrupt, close-minded fucks, don't let them win
Classy street art makes the wander home a bit more interesting !
Askew any many other artists make these walls into visual stimuli. Humans need to interact with there environment and and take notice the talents that are displayed in mural work and other public creations. This wall, when not painted tends to be a barrier and restricts sight. The art works give life and we no longer just hurry to bypass. I really don't know of many people to stare and appreciate empty space unless they are about to use it for beauty. I do know that most people respond positive when place in a beautiful surrounding.
Colour our world!
Stop censoring Art. The people's tax dollars should be used for responsible acts, not the destruction of creativity.
keep it legal!
People need to know that the difference between painting a beautiful piece or a stencil and tagging on someones door/letterbox etc is like picking up a rugby ball & throwing it at someones face, or taking years to perfect your skill and become an allblack.. also people need to know that people have been writing on walls since cave days, wether for art or for self expression its a natural thing to do so, its only the drone brainwashed masses who think otherwise, ofcourse theres a difference between "art" and merely mindlessly vandalising something, but the "solution" ie the great grey scourge is so much more insidious and looks far worse than what the contractors were paid for to cover up in the 1st place. And herein lies the reason why Graffiti supposedly costs communities so much, because there is a self serving industry charging us and profiting from a "problem" that only really exists as a problem because of narrow minds and the self serving nature of the graffiti industry, the money spent would be far better used and much cheaper (indeed free) in letting artists graffiti/street/stencil etc just do their thing and inspiring and empowering others to do the same. its our community, we have a right to make it vibrant and colourful and full of life.
Politicians who soapbox for empty walls show empty minds; This is what I stand for I painted over a mural on this wall.
-and how is THAT not tagging by the politician?
Colour! Art! Please!
We need street art in our cities, and I don't mean tagging. I mean having street artists and cities counsels come together, creating projects that brings a happy result for both sides.
We should be free to express ourselves. This is also the case for my country. No to grey walls.
It's a huge disappointment to see where graffiti has evolved to and how legislation and cities across the board are disrespecting hard-work, time and MONEY that us artists, writers & muralists do to beautify our cities. Bad enough in this situation that the city council did not take into account the building owner had rights over them in deciding the fate of the wall. I've followed AskewOne for many years since starting graffiti and not only is he an influence in the work I do today, but he is one of the top, prolific artist's in the entire world. It's a disgrace it has to get to this point for a petition to be signed, but unfortunately government wastes money of buff instead of putting in towards what the main focus should be.
I am, like most people, a fan of street art. But to put it in terms legally. The mural in the photo above was painted over time with consent of the land lords. Without permission, the mural was painted grey. That is Vandalism, practice what you preach or don't preach at all.
Stop the mindless gray walls
100% behind this, a piece of art, even a tagged wall looks better than a coating... And even more when done legally.
Bring the color
blank walls suck, put color in peoples lives!
Street art is definately a much better option than grey walls. Grey primer is so depressing...
Stop doing this! More colors, less gray !!!
Support Street Art or go home!
THINK OUTSIDE THE FRAME!
Pieces like these give the cities fantastic visuals and a great story. grey walls would just bring the soul of the city down, and it is just an eyesore. just my 2 cents.
Graffiti is a contentious issue for many urban residents and ratepayers. It will cost the new Auckland Council in excess of NZ million dollars to deal with this year and recent studies have shown that one in five urban school children admit to dabbling in it. Meanwhile, it is used and promoted by corporations and the media to attract youth. Graffiti is a symbol of urban youth culture, and a recent exhibition of New Zealand graffiti artist, Sparrow Phillips, was one of the most popular exhibitions at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Globally, graffiti art is becoming recognised as a legitimate art form, one that commands an expanding audience that has no defined demographic specific to race, age or gender. Despite all this, there is no central agency in New Zealand that gathers statistics on graffiti. Graffiti art plays an important role in defining, nourishing and promoting youth culture. Exhibitions at galleries attract large audiences and for a lucky few, financial gains. Graffiti art also rewards youth with strong non-monetary benefits. Firstly, recognition by peers within the writing community is hugely important. “The feeling of belonging is supported by Ferrell’s (1995) work in Colorado in the U.S., which noted social cohesion between disaffected youth who connect with each other through the activity of writing Increasingly the ability to ‘legitimately’ (that is, legally) leave one’s mark is becoming directly related to one’s capacity to buy or rent space. With space becoming less about the corporeal bodies that move through it and more about the corporate images that occupy or hold it, it should come as little surprise that graffiti is usually seen as “outside” or “beyond” the limits of “proper” expression
even tags are better then a grey wall
It's very sad when world class artists like Askew are treated with the disrespect of being painted over, especially when they had consent to create such murals. It takes years to master this art form and only minutes to cover it over with sad old grey. When are people going to understand that graffiti is modern art and it's here to stay.
It makes walking around auckland alot more enjoyable. seeing the same shit everyday is boring. seeing the out of the ordinary is great. how would the council feel if sculptures were dozed down.
also legalize weed
there are 256 gray tones in an RGB grayscale... if the council wants gray, they will get gray! the funky monkeys is coming! EEH EEH EEH EEH EEH!!
keep the walls blank and the mind will follow. All for the colour!
Given that Askew essentially had permission, tacit as it was, I believe the council engaged in the act of "graffiti" by putting up a large grey block illegally and without permission, willfully damaging a community-appreciated artwork in the process. As such, I believe they should be prosecuted under their own "zero-tolerance" laws. Might be worth looking into, if just for the publicity it would generate even if you stopped just short of going to court.
free the walls, yo.
Serve the servants/oh no/serve the servants/oh no
So freaking glad to find this petition........grey paint is one of the most offensive things in NZ right now
Keep Auckland bangin bright coloured walls, Why have plain walls when you can have the dopest artwork on them?
Great petition! Let our voice be heard! Give Creativity back to the nation! - Ying
These idiots need to stop with taking down amazing pieces of artwork down. How come I have to see giant billboards and advertisements all over the city of shit that looks horrible? Why are we forced to see that but amazing artwork gets taken down? The government shouldn't have that right.
F$cK Th3 BuFf
NO GREY WALLS
graffiti is art!
Art is freedom
Let's live in a more creative/colorful city, and be inspired by it.
An iconic and vibrant part of my city is now gone. :-(
i wanna see art !
Pip Mac Eochaidh,
Beauty, is born as a protest
Stop ruining street artists works!
I simply struggle to see how a grey wall is beautiful. I struggle to see any merit in something so bland and inexpressive. I cringe when another piece of art is removed for no reason. An empty space is not superior to an artistic one.
Absolutely agree with this.
Harriet St George,
Your work is amazing!! I'm sick of this concrete jungle. Colouring the streets legally will attract people, people like colour! plus it's awesome! I'm going bush if this is how the council are going to act.
NO MORE GREY WALLLLLLLLLLLLS!!!!!
I'm an artist who in recent years has gotten into graff art, I'd love to know what walls are available for artists to use. Registering and "tag" proofing artworks is a good idea! Rock on CC!
Its very difficult for a (graffiti) artist to find a legal way of working. Why should the government illegaly go against these efforts?
"Paint the wall grey and the mind will follow."
"Grey's the way!" they say but i say not!!...."SMOTHER THEM WITH COLOR! LET THE MOTHER OF ALL COLOR SHINE THRU OUR CITYS!!"
I am here on vacation and have been trying to find some painted walls for photos and it is a very hard task. Let's get some art going!
I would hate to live in a city without graffiti :)
I paint because art is a doorway to express oneself and should not be hindered by people whos views are color blind. I'll paint the streets every color of the rainbow and before it fades I'll paint a piece devoid of negative retrospect.
Dear fellow street artists,
Let the graffiti artists use what the city doesn't.
Graffiti control has gone mad.
I would like to see the amount spent by tax payers.
Artistic expression should not be a crime.
Let the artist's of the city use what is loved by them and not others.
Solid colors are boring, especially Grey.
bring color to the city!
Art and freedom of expression vs. vandalism and graffiti. There's a difference.
Let there be colour
This was an amazing piece by two guys that I look up to as artists, this was a work of art and now it's a bland wall and to think that the council broke their own laws painting over it . .
its a no brain er would you rather see art or tagging...i would have art any day.
Dull ass city now. feaggets
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Why not make a plain, lifeless wall into a masterpiece?? there are so many talented designers/artists who communicate good messages through their work... we should make the most of them!