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  1. Fan of famous street graffiti spoils it in protest Fan of famous street graffiti spoils it in radical protest

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... this to the graffiti of the late 'King of Kowloon'; it was one of his closest friends. Joel Chung Yin-chai, an artist who knew the self-proclaimed king, Tsang Tsou-choi, and had since 1998 followed him as he graffitied the town until his last days in 2007, admitted to the South China Morning Post that he had painted over two of Tsang's works last weekend. And yesterday he spoiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700134/fan-famous-street-graffiti-spoils-it-protest-fan-famous-street-graffiti-spoils-it
  2. Graffiti blurs line between art and vandalism

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate graffiti is on the rise in our city. People are generally in two minds about it. Certainly, young people should be encouraged to express themselves. Graffiti, by being spontaneous and a little subversive, is all the more interesting and appealing to young people. But is it art or vandalism? Even if a piece of graffiti has artistic merit, it can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668461/graffiti-blurs-line-between-art-and-vandalism
  3. Making history

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... it into the fashion hall of fame. Marc Jacobs made headlines when he took Louis Vuitton's classic monogram and defaced it with Sprouse's signature graffiti in 2001. Call it 'disrespectful ... for day-glo colours, graffiti prints and punk culture made him a household name in the Big Apple. Although Sprouse passed away in 2004, he hasn't been forgotten. To coincide with a retrospective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670012/making-history
  4. local culture

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions 1 Who reported to the police that Tsang Tsou-choi's graffiti in Kennedy Town had been vandalised? a. Tsang Tsou-choi b. Lau Kin-wai c. Joel Chung Yin-chai d. Oscar Ho Hing-kay 2 What did Joel Chung Yin-chai do to two pillars that bore Tsang Tsou-choi's graffiti on Victoria Road? a. He painted his own work over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700591/local-culture
  5. Rare 'King of Kowloon' graffiti painted over

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... One of the few remaining works of graffiti by the late 'King of Kowloon' - art the government had pledged to preserve - was recently covered by neatly applied grey paint. The Highways Department, which was responsible for maintenance of a retaining wall in Kwun Tong, admitted that it painted over four other graffiti works on the wall during recent routine maintenance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698509/rare-king-kowloon-graffiti-painted-over
  6. Little but photos to keep King of Kowloon's graffiti

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Responding to written questions from Civic Party vice-chairman Alan Leong Kah-kit in the Legislative Council, Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui Hiu-fai said the condition of the graffiti ... on Tsang's calligraphy on a pillar at the pier, with a transparent polyester film mounted on its surface for protection. The government has covered another piece of his graffiti on a lamp post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675475/little-photos-keep-king-kowloons-graffiti
  7. Graffiti artist to be charged with vandalism

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong French graffiti artist Zevs will appear in Eastern Court today to face a charge of vandalism. The 32-year-old was arrested along with two Hong Kong men on Monday morning for allegedly painting a Chanel logo on the facade of Chater House in Central. The three were released on police bail late on Monday night. Zevs had been invited to the city by the owner of Art ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686887/graffiti-artist-be-charged-vandalism
  8. Artists call for more effort to preserve graffiti

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Graffiti created by the late 'King of Kowloon' throughout the city is fading and flaking, with some even defaced by stickers, despite calls following his death six months ago for his work to be preserved. Shortly after Tsang Tsou-choi's death in July 2007, the government promised to preserve his street calligraphy. His heavy black characters were once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700592/artists-call-more-effort-preserve-graffiti
  9. Police hunt for man who exposed graffiti

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police are looking for an expatriate man who, at about 7pm yesterday, cut down the cloth covering a Chanel logo painted on the facade of Chater House, Central, on July 13 by the French artist Zevs. The 31-year-old artist, whose real name is Chri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687427/police-hunt-man-who-exposed-graffiti
  10. Design graduate punished for graffiti spree

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... estimated would cost HK$236,000 to rectify. Magistrate Anthony Kwok Kai-on said the punishment fitted the offence because it involved painting and cleaning. 'You respect art and graffiti ... The court heard police became aware of graffiti on the MTR train carriage and Bank of China windows, and on cable poles and walls in malls, in November last year and caught Tang red-handed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673227/design-graduate-punished-graffiti-spree

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