23 December 2004

Art vs. Street 2

Following on from my post yesterday, page 2 of the New Zealand Herald today informs us that local councils are stepping up the war on tagging. A bill has been drafted for Parliament that proposes to ban the sale of aerosol to under 18-year-olds, and make graffiti an offense with 'stiff penalties'.
I'll concede to the benefits in terms of property damage, and general civic seemliness, but this can't be beneficial for the development of the considered end of street art. Can it?

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