Wednesday, September 28, 2011
More Pics of Graffiti Wall Gettin Covered
More shots of this incredible graffiti mural meeting a slow death under some Congo themed posters.
This seems ridculous because what's the point? Sure, you have a message and you want to put it out there, but as a group wanting to help support people in a country in Africa, what does putting a giant advert in the arts district of a city in America accomplish? Nothing, except for the people who did something to feel that they did something. But the only thing that was done was the covering up of a poster with some lame advert. As someone said, "they seem to have a lot of passion but no real understanding of the neighborhood". Exactly. And, geez. Buy some advertising on PBS and get off the streets.
This piece also comes at a particularly stark time, because the city is currently rewriting the code on murals, and this seems to what is not needed-giant unsanctioned advertisements-it is an advertisement, no matter how worthy the cause.
If there is a silver lining its that there might be a new mural to look forward to going up at this spot.
***Thanks to Travis for sending in the pictures***