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legal graffiti on NYC tains 4 $$$...

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by religion, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. religion

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    legal graffiti on NYC tains 4 $$$...

    Discussion started by religion - Dec 5, 2004

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    Nic Thamaire - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    One revenue-making notion that officials categorically reject is charging would-be graffiti artists to return a subway car to the way it looked in the 1980s. One man who runs a Web site dedicated to the history of subway graffiti, www.at149st.com, said some might plunk down a few hundred dollars for the chance.

    "Graffiti artists have a soft spot in their heart for trains," Eric Deal said. (That's his "tag"; he asked that his real name not be used.)

    He acknowledged, however, the slim chances that MTA officials, who wince at pictures of old graffiti-riddled cars, would ever approve. Even if it brought in a lot of money.

    "I think the MTA would be very apprehensive about endorsing it on any level," he said.
     
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  3. Overtime

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    Overtime - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    thats just stupid...
     
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  4. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    graffiti on subway cars legally will never happen in my opinion
     
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    Easy E - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    sorry to rain on your preverbial parade "why write?" but it already has.
     
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  6. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    im talking NYC subway cars that will run daily, i forgot to add that
     
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  7. Flavio

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    Flavio - Replied Dec 6, 2004

    that is the greatest stupidity i had ever heard, whats the point
     
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    InDY_500 - Replied Dec 6, 2004

    Its like either you can illegally paint them and they run for maybe half a day or pay a couple hundred dollars and have the entire car run the whole day or even longer... But I think that option is goin to happen, to many people dont want to see trains graffed up...
     
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  9. Mr. Chad

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    Mr. Chad - Replied Dec 28, 2004

    well its not that stupid of an idea. Maybe they think if subway cars were legalized more graffiti would come off the streets. Graffiti on the streets is worse than on subways. In no way does the graffiti harm the subways and even if they were covered in graffiti people would still ride them.
     
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  10. illestpapoe!!!!

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    illestpapoe!!!! - Replied Dec 28, 2004

    theres legal walls, why cant there be legal trains, ig uess cause tere owned by the one big company, i guess like most big company's on streets (buildings (chain groceryy etc.. stores) dont legalize there walls, they cant be bothered doesnt help them.. in any way,.. unlike little buisenss etc legal walls grabs attention from people which little owners like... i just taught myself somethnig by trying to ask a question and kinda trying to figure it out as i was typing. cool
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Dec 29, 2004

    legal trains have been done already.

    poland came damn close to making their system legal also.
     
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    WRECKONIZE - Replied Dec 29, 2004

    ^^ where are trains legal?
     
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    religion - Replied Jan 1, 2005

    Im not sure if this is good or bad. If it could happen or not is another isssue in a way. I think that the most successful writers doing legal trains could be a great thing on several levels. Its roots should always be illegal, but the expansion of personal art into public space seems like a good idea. Pubic art on any level is a step ahead for north american culture on any level I think... for now. Yeah. :freak:

    New Years drunk, Canadian style... fo shure.
     
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    Telo - Replied Jan 1, 2005

    interesting . but ehhhhh.. This seems like the mta would be the winner in this situation..
     
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    test - Replied Jan 1, 2005

    If it's legal and you gotta shell out a couple bills to hit em up, then they oughta be supplyin' the montana and respirators. Paying a fee to do graff, got me fucked up. Whether you look at it as public art and or vandalism or whatever, that is straight up exploitation. Bet they'd do that to attract big time writers and try and solidify a case on em. Fuck that and fuck the system and fuck payin money to paint.
     
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