A Ghostpatrol pasteup on Gertrude St that I photographed two months ago has suffered an undignified fate. The Curve fashion shop has painted over their half of the work. A property owner of course has the right to do what they want with their property, but does this improve the look of their shop or not? I say not. The work of a well known artist, who the customers probably like, is better than blank walls and messy graffiti.

halfghostpatrol I'm not half the man I used to be

It’s a short-sighted and narrow-minded response that reflects poorly on the business. At least they should have consulted and worked with their neighbour to repaint their wall completely.

curve I'm not half the man I used to be

I’m not half the man I used to be

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  • 5 July 2010 at 2:43 pm

    It is a shame I suppose. However, the great thing about graffitti art is the precarious life it normally leads. Graffitti can be interterfered with by anyone, not least the property owner, can be covered over, torn down, partially reappear years later, be modified or just decay from exposure.
    Its something I’ve learned to appreciate in a world where everything, including art has been commodified.


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