This is a follow-up to that other journal I wrote seven months ago, where I got all excited because my art was spared by the people who cover up graffiti. (victory!)
Not only was there a differentiation made between street art (beautification) and tags (degradation) but also an art evolution. Someone took an existing work and advanced it, or if that's taking it too far-- changed it. That is so cool.
In other news, my monopoly stencil was taken down! Really fast. Though a San Fran street art blog featured it, and someone found the blog post-- and they actually went out to look for it! (See comments. They found me here, too--merde alors! I'm a pretty shoddy street artist if I'm that easy to track.)
Though what a statement; Graffiti is being deliberately sought out! If the world is willing to celebrate the stains we infringe on it, then I've got hope for all of life's out-of-place things.
Learn about art and the public though public art!