There is an ongoing debate typical with the older generation and the youth, though the conversation crosses many ages and demographics. Is graffiti art or vandalism?
I don’t think anyone could watch this video and not agree that in this case, it is most definitely art. Not just the Graffing, but the cinematography and the sound track. A truly inspiring performance by all involved.
My home town Melbourne is a mecca for street art and I personally love it. I know a lot of my peers do to and I often see travelers taking the time to walk Melbournes famous alley ways taking pictures of some of the best street art Australia has to offer.
I understand that the horrible “tags” that go up through out the city can often look pretty bad but we need to understand. There is no such thing as a professional without there being a whole bunch of armatures. There is no one out there is saying Goyte is shit because they saw a weak performance by some bloke named Brian at the local open mic night last Monday. Bad comes with good and good with bad. I say ban the billboards before you ban the can.
If you want to see people arguing over the point check out http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-graffiti-art