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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Low-key film brings injustice to life

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by James Mottram

    ... guilty, Mehserle served just 11 months of a two-year jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Anger swept through Oakland as murals and graffiti art sprang up paying tribute to Grant. I know ...

  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 ...

  4. Silk experience proves anything but smooth for graffiti artist Kongo

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Naysayers may say that Hermes opted for just another trend-driven collaboration by lining up a graffiti artist to reinterpret its signature silk printed scarf. But according ... graffiti artist Kongo. He flew in from Paris for the event and sprayed his tag on a wall of Hermes boxes, which were then autographed and given to guests. 'We had to use three or even more ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 22, 2014

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... how many people have noticed the mosaics in Central by the famous French street artist Invader, such as the girl in a red dress on Ladder Street. It is seen by some as a form of graffiti ... including a local graffiti artist, to say that the government does not understand the meaning of public art. I think they are right and we saw this in the past when they removed the work of graffiti ...

  6. News - World - PERU

    Peru takes dim view of nude tourism at Machu Picchu, the Inca ruins

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... to this kind of attitude, that's solely aimed at getting attention". Authorities are also worried over a recent spate of graffiti attacks. Last week, the famous 12-Angle Stone- an example ...

  7. Graffiti a thought-provoking art form which is widely respected

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their support for the artist. Among all the voices, the graffiti designed by Chin Tangerine, the young female artist, speaks the loudest. Sadly, we have Agnes Tam ('Graffiti protest inappropriate', April 27) suggesting that such graffiti should not be allowed in our city. Should we curse or praise Chin? I regard her as a brave young painter. Ms Tam suggested that, instead of painting ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 27, 2014

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... habits and how they can change their ways. Darren Tang, Tai Po   Good street art should be treasured The government has been removing graffiti from parts of the city. A number of citizens have said that officials should allow some of this graffiti to remain if it is unique and, for example, represents part of our collective memory. It seems ironic that, on the one hand, ...

  9. New crop of pro-Ai Weiwei graffiti appears

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phyllis Tsang Graffiti and stencil drawings in support of detained artist-activist Ai Weiwei spread further across Hong Kong during the Easter holiday, with former supreme leader Mao ... to use a unit better known for investigating rapes and murders to help find out who created graffiti in support of Ai. Police received four reports of criminal damage between 2am and 5am ...

  10. Pair arrested over Ai Weiwei graffiti

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Eastern district councillor Tsang Kin-shing, and former Kwun Tong councillor Lam Sum-shing, both League of Social Democrats members, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of criminal damage while teaching people to spray paint graffiti of detained mainland artist Ai Weiwei on the ground in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok. They were released on bail. Ai-related graffiti ...




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