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Tsang Tsou-Choi

How best to honour the King of Kowloon

Opinions vary as to whether the late Tsang Tsou-choi was an artist or a nuisance.

Friday, 27 July, 2007, 12:00am

Officials promise to preserve graffiti of the King of Kowloon

The government promised yesterday that the remaining pieces of street calligraphy by 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi would not be removed, as officials considered how to preserve them.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The King of Kowloon's death draws calls to save graffiti legacy

Calls to preserve the calligraphy of the 'King of Kowloon' grew last night after news of his death emerged yesterday.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

To some a friend but to others a bit naughty

Friends expressed sadness at the death of the 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, saying the city had lost a cultural icon, while others remembered him as a 'naughty' and 'hot-tempered' neighbour.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The city was this king's canvas

'Crank' embraced by art world later in his life

His distinctive calligraphy was Hong Kong's most famous graffiti.

But with the death of 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi, the walls, pavements and telephone boxes of the city will never again feature his distinctive writings.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

King of Kowloon's legacy must not be erased

Call it art or call it graffiti, the King of Kowloon's writing has gained icon status. Yesterday's successful auction of work by Tsang Tsou-choi only confirms this. The irony is that as Tsang's work gains wider acceptance in design and fine arts circles around the world, it is disappearing from the city's public spaces that served as his canvas for decades.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am