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  1. Some laud, others decry loss of graffiti 'art form'

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trains overnight with their paint, passion and talent. What they did then was later recognised as the beginning of a worldwide explosion of graffiti, a genre of street art or a plague ... and stopped his adventures when the city tightened its laws against graffiti in the late 1980s. But Mr Top, as he prefers to be called, believes there has never been a time when the city authorities ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Exhibition hope for 'king's' graffiti

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... for Home Affairs Florence Hui Hiu-fai told the Legislative Council the government had been taking photographs of Tsang's graffiti instead of physically preserving them, as their poor condition ...

  5. Iconic graffiti deserves greater protection

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... money-minded than the King of Kowloon have commercially exploited his graffiti and the artistic style his scribblings have inspired. Advertisements, music CD covers, pillow cases, even fashionable clothes carry designs that are unmistakable knockoffs from the king, who died last July. Some of his graffiti now hangs on the walls of art galleries. Their artistic merit is still in dispute, ...

  6. Exhibition honours graffiti art byKing of Kowloon

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The work of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the King of Kowloon, is on display legally for thefirst time in Hong Kong, Elaine Yau reports The wordy calligraphic works of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi have been treated as masterpieces of indigenous culture ever since his death last year. To commemorate the King of Kowloon's contribution to local ...

  7. Works of British graffiti hero Banksy to be showcased in HK

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Banksy is one of the best known and least known artists in England at present. The anti-establishment graffiti hero anonymously leaves satirical stencils on walls and embarks on guerilla art campaigns that make a mockery of the world of art and commerce. Some politicians say it's vandalism, while art collectors pay big money ...

  8. Graffiti guerillas swap cans for chisels to carve 3D totems

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the German rural town of Oberursel. Loomit, from the bustling metropolis of Munich, is among the first graffiti artists waging guerilla warfare across German cities. When they met, confrontation ... a movement known as schnitzing- carving wood sculptures of graffiti. Schnitzing- from the German word schnitz meaning carving- takes graffiti from inner city walls and into sculpture parks ...

  9. McDonald's MTR graffiti-to-go

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... It's a scene straight out of the ghetto, with the graffiti-covered train rattling through the night. But now our own MTR is getting its first real taste of the street art - courtesy of McDonald's. The idea is the brainchild of advertising agency DDB's art director, Joe Wong. The graffiti is by MC Yan, former frontman of recently disbanded local hip hop outfit LMF. ...

  10. Graffiti paints itself into a cultural corner

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... mall windows. Graffiti in Hong Kong has moved into the mainstream- everywhere but on the streets. 'You go out to the streets and the walls are clean of graffiti,' said veteran graffiti artist Chan Kwong-yan, who laments the loss of the art form's edge. Although it is illegal, the 33-year-old, who is better known as rap-singer MC Yan, has been expressing himself ...




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