So much for the idea of ethics in tagging whereby the work of supposedly respected artists will not be defaced by moron taggers. Adnate’s section of the huge council funded mural on Leicester St has been seriously defaced by taggers.
In my recent post about the lack of ethics in tagging I suggested that a work by a woman artist was tagged because the artist was a woman, but a commenter suggested that the sexist graffiti could be interpreted as being directed towards the woman character painted on the wall. In other words, it was an expression of hostility towards the image of a woman in public space.
I’m tempted to use this interpretation here. Has the image of a woman here been defaced because of the artist (a man) or the character in the image (a woman)? So much for the claims of those supposedly in the know that the work of such well known and respected artists would not be tagged over. Naive idiots.