Difference between revisions of "Graffiti"

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(wording change: Some business owners, it seems, do not like lousy graffiti. Seems talented artists are welcome.)
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File:GraffitiPortlandStyle.png|The style is a little lighter than bigger cities.
 
File:GraffitiPortlandStyle.png|The style is a little lighter than bigger cities.
 
File:StencilGraffitiOnDumpster.JPG|A more sophisticated stencil art graffiti, but we can't be sure it is from PDX artists - because of the dumpster status.
 
File:StencilGraffitiOnDumpster.JPG|A more sophisticated stencil art graffiti, but we can't be sure it is from PDX artists - because of the dumpster status.
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File:NE 31st and Glisan graffiti sign.jpg|Stop signs get a lot of love because they almost never get replaced or "cleaned".
 
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Revision as of 12:25, 7 June 2011

Like all cities, Portland has a lot of graffiti art, tagging, vandalism, and any other words one might use for graffiti. And like other cities, considerable controversy exists over what is public art and personal expression, and what is destructive defacement of public and private property. Business owners are in a constant low-level conflict with street artists, taggers and other individuals, and often paint over tags and graffiti (sometimes creating a graffiti that is even less attractive).

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