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REAL NEO Graffiti now May Show at Star Complex
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 04:42.
I love "aerosol art" - the PC term for graffiti. So, I've long wanted to put a sustainable model together to allow graffiti artists to create works of art for the public and make money doing it - if they still are going to tag they are going to tag, but I believe the aerosol art aspect can be turned into a competitive advantage for NEO, if we channel the creative energy of graffiti artists into strategic objectives like political change, or even just help artists get paid to paint as an artist. The annual graffiti festival shows the range of great art that comes from aerosol artists - so does a trip on any rapid... all along the rail line there are grafitti images and the artists clearly can't be stopped by enforcement. But, being able to make a living doing this type of art is not in the current equation. I'd like to help restructure this situation so we don't have any bad graffiti art in our space, and we welcome more good artists to participate as they like. Some ideas on how graffiti may become a compeitive advantage for NEO...