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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. Anti-graffiti crusade gets messy

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... vandalism'. Only after he had washed it off did it emerge the work had been commissioned by a local sports club. The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, John Stanhope, said ... of those he so consistently reviles- the vandals,' he said. He added that the MP could face prosecution. 'I think it's only right that we follow through with this.' But Mr Pratt ...

  3. Taking art and words to the streets

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... for 'vandalism' is less strictly enforced. A widely misunderstood art form, graffiti has a long history, and over the past few decades it has been nudging its way into the mainstream, ... people's minds, it is simply a form of vandalism, historically graffiti helped spread ideas long before the invention of commercial printing. In ancient Greece and Rome, people wrote stories ...

  4. Happiness is... a grinning cat

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Some call it art, some call it vandalism, but love it or hate it, the yellow cat that grins from walls, rooftops and train stations across Europe has now hit Hong Kong. Two ... as 'the borderline between the earth and the sky'. People respond to the cat differently. Some say the artists should be put in jail for vandalism, while others see the animal as a guardian ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 'If you arrest me you must charge the government'

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... vandalism cases to the police, a bureau spokesman said. Chung has also recently removed the top layers of paint bearing Tsang's calligraphy from two pillars of an archway leading to a Buddhist ...

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

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

    ... of vandalism, depending on whom you ask. His tag name, James Top, which he left on the trains with his work, soon became one of the best known. He was arrested three times in police crackdowns ... Michael Bloomberg's quality-of-life campaigns, eradicating graffiti has become a major project of his administration. Since he took over in 2001, the mayor has initiated an anti-vandalism ...

  8. The Last Supper

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... immediately. Over the years, vandalism and decay left the painting in a desperate state. The repairs, which took 20 years and meant the painting was closed to the public throughout the process, are now ...

  9. letters

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it as vandalism. I believe that graffiti is a form of art. It brings colour and originality to our lives. I'm not talking about making it legal, but I don't think graffiti artists should ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sha Tin Is graffiti art or vandalism? Sometimes we are not entirely sure, as is the case with 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi, whose infamous graffiti has been branded 'street ... it is also important to set proper standards as to what amounts to graffiti and art. Otherwise we might be encouraging teenagers to indulge in acts of graffiti and vandalism. We need to avoid grey ...




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