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'Clean' Graffiti from Dirty Walls

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by mackmode, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. mackmode

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    'Clean' Graffiti from Dirty Walls

    Discussion started by mackmode - Jul 16, 2004

    (swipe) http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3379017

    Artist Draws 'Clean' Graffiti from Dirty Walls
    Some British Officials See Moose's Handiwork as Vandalism

    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2004/jul/graffiti/tunnel140.jpg'>

    July 15, 2004 -- A British street artist known as Moose creates graffiti by cleaning dirt from sidewalks and tunnels -- sometimes for money when the images are used as advertising. But some authorities call it vandalism.

    Moose, whose real name is Paul Curtis, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that he got the idea when he saw that people had written their names with their fingers on dirty tunnel walls in his hometown of Leeds. Moose does some freehand drawing, but also uses the grid from wall tiles to create perfect shapes and letters.

    The tools are simple: A shoe brush, water and elbow grease, he says.

    British authorities aren't sure what to make of the artist who is creating graffiti by cleaning the grime of urban life. The Leeds City Council has been considering what to do with Moose. "I'm waiting for the kind of Monty Python court case where exhibit A is a pot of cleaning fluid and exhibit B is a pair of my old socks," he jokes.
     
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    parcheesey - Replied Jul 16, 2004

    i think there was a thread about this around a month ago.
     
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  3. mackmode

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    blahh - Replied Jul 16, 2004

    whats the other thread called?

    some kids did that in some tunnel in seattle a couple years ago. the city flipped, claming all these thousands of dollars of damage. what little bitches
     
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    yeah it was called the reverse graffiti someshit... there was two of em.
     
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    hahaha. yep, you know, spraying water at the walls to wash off the dirt every once in a while is too tedious a job for the city to do.
     
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    parcheesey - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    july 15, 2004 isnt the date he started doing this, thats the date the article was written. :rolleyes:
     
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