Sunday, April 7, 2013
Street Art Snagger Caught Red Scootered!
After two posts this week covering how businesses are profiting off of stolen street art imagery, and sometimes stolen street art itself, M&F just got sent some anonymous pictures of a street art heft taking place.
M&F got sent these pics of this dude on a scooter making off with 2 street art tiles captured from the side of a building on Melrose (you can see the tiles tucked under his arm in the above photo).
To clarify, M&F has consistently written that we understand that sometimes art gets taken from the streets, and when it is taken by a real fan, the heist of a treasured piece is a huge compliment. However, when folks harvest street art and then turn and sell it for a profit without acknowledging the original artist, if not legally, it feels ethically wrong. Not sure what the context is here. Hope these are appreciated, not just sold.
Since the tiles were still wet enough to be taken, they were too fresh that M&F did not get a chance to document the art before it left the streets.