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  1. from : http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_brit...sp?story=535331 Moose, public-spirited graffiti artist, cleans up By Ian Herbert and Roland Hancock 26 June 2004 The Yorkshire graffiti artist known universally as Moose has what he believes is a cast-iron defence against accusations of urban vandalism. He has devised a brand of street art which not only livens up city streets, but removes grime in the process. His method is to take any dirty inner-city wall or pavement, place a template over it and scrub the concrete clean, revealing an image as sharp as any spray paint which fades with time. The artist's labours have brought in contracts from companies as diverse as Microsoft, Channel 4 and the drinks giant Diageo, and created art in improbable places - from Edinburgh signposts to London's Blackwall Tunnel. But the graffiti has pitched him into a legal spat with municipal leaders in Leeds, where he is based. Much to the indignation of the artist's corporate clients, Leeds City Council demanded the "clean-up" of a piece of graffiti promoting Diageo's Smirnoff vodka in one of the municipality's gloomiest underpasses. Smirnoff considers the artist's work a perfect way to reach a teenage market and is keen to commission Moose again. It claims the police were happy with the work's legality. The row is a source of puzzlement to Moose, 39, who occasionally goes by his real name Paul Curtis, and who can earn more than £600 a day. "As soon as I've done one it creates a lot of buzz; a lot of people start talking about it," he said. "It means I can create... images in horrible, shitty tunnels, dirty walkways, anywhere." The source of the trouble has been a rather unfathomable message in 3ftletters for Smirnoff's "Lyriquid perfection" campaign, condemned by Gerry Harper, a Leeds councillor, as "sheer vandalism". Moose counters that he should not be prosecuted "for cleaning the walls". But Leeds City Council insists his work is illegal because any advertiser needs a permit. The Crown Prosecution Service says he may have been in breach of last year's Anti-Social Behaviour Act. Smirnoff has removed the offending work - not because of the legality of the threat but by "its own volition" it said.
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  4. ya , i did . i was in the peace corps in 1996 stationed in haiti . amazing poverty , hardened people with optimistic hopes and a love of family , and historically mistreated by everyone they come in contact with . i would do it again
  5. from the bigger and bigger stunts dept : Graffiti star sneaks work into Tate http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39464000/jpg/_39464152_banksypic203.jpg'> A painting smuggled into Tate Britain by graffiti artist Banksy went unnoticed until it crashed to the floor hours later. Banksy, best known for creating the sleeve of Blur's current album, glued the painting to the wall on Wednesday after visiting the gallery in disguise. The picture consisted of a rural scene with an image of police tape stencilled on to it. It has now been placed in the London gallery's lost property section. The painting was accompanied by a card which read "Banksy 1975. Crimewatch UK Has Ruined The Countryside For All Of Us. 2003. Oil On Canvas". It added: "The artist has found an unsigned oil painting and then stencilled police incident tape over the top. "He argues that ruining the work in this way reflects how our nation has been vandalised by an obsession with crime and paedophilia." A statement from Tate Britain said that a man "had left a personal possession in one of the galleries". Video "Tate security discovered the item a short while later and it was removed. It is currently being held in lost property," it added. The artist is now selling another version of the painting at London's Tom Tom gallery - together with a video of him hanging it on the wall of the Tate. Banksy, who keeps his real identity a secret for fear of prosecution, has turned down four requests to do adverts for a footwear brand and his work is usually seen only on walls in cities across the world. He painted the Queen as a chimpanzee during her Golden Jubilee and sprayed "Mind the crap" on the steps of the Tate Britain before the Turner Prize ceremony. Earlier this year an exhibition in which he spray-painted grafitti on cows, sheep and pigs, was closed after the animals became "hot and distressed". reposted from : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/a...rts/3201344.stm
  6. and this time the cops used it an artist got used for their skills , then got nabbed by the cops . where is the original employer of this artist ? well , he's out running for office . http://www.gaypasg.org/Event%20Photos/03-08-26%20Dean%20Rally%20in%20Bryant%20Park%208-2003/MVC-004F.JPG'> read the original report? Big Break Goes Bust Publicity leads to vandalism charges for graffiti artist By Wil Cruz STAFF WRITER October 8, 2003 A big break may have turned into a big bust for a Manhattan graffiti artist who created a backdrop for presidential candidate Howard Dean's visit to Bryant Park this summer. Blake Lethem - aka KEO - was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant from 1999, police said. Lethem, 36, and six others are accused of vandalizing nine subway cars at 148th Street and Lenox Avenue. He was charged with one count of criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony. Lethem, a friend of a Dean campaign volunteer, garnered attention in August when his graffiti-inspired backdrop was criticized by some city officials, including the mayor's office, as painting a negative, outdated picture of New York. Dean's campaign spokesman, Eric Schmeltzer, defended Lethem at the time, saying, "This is a very well-known, respected artist." Lethem's fame grew, and a newspaper story featured him Sept. 26. The trouble was, the story was seen by a police officer who worked the 1999 graffiti case. Six months after that incident, the officer saw Lethem on a public access TV show that was featuring the graffiti, cops said. The officer - whom police did not identify - developed still photos from the video, and identified the artists. Two men were subsequently arrested in May and August 2000, police said. The case died down for the next year or two, but after the story about Lethem appeared, the officer recognized him again. Police still are searching for three suspects in the 1999 case; one has since died. According to The Associated Press, Lethem was arraigned yesterday and released on his own recognizance.
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  8. http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/images/I57917-2003May15L'> read all about it here .
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  10. tough climb http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/03/18/aus.opera/vstory.opera.paint.ap.jpg'> from : cnn.com
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  13. oh , no ! its an 80's flashback ! http://cybervox.org/j/oldsite/music/palmer/p/rp4.jpg'> damn you robert palmer , back to the grave with ya !
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