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Ted Rall cartoon: Is MOCA to blame for a new wave of graffiti in downtown L.A.?

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Boycott MOCA


We beg to differ.

Ome-Coatl

Coming soon to MOCA: "Drug Dealers Are Cool" Exhibit
("Hey Officer, I'm A Street Pharmacist!")

Ome-Coatl

For the Liberal (white) MOCA types, graffiti is "cool" and "edgy"... an intellectual flirtation they get to dispose of when they get bored of it. But for the rest of us, graffiti announces the presence of neighborhood terrorists, murderers, drug dealers, and a thug mentality that turns innocent children into monsters.
For the rest of us, graffiti culture is anything but "art"... unless you want to wax poetic about the bloodstained streets in our neighborhoods.

Joe Poe

When I lived in France there was a graffiti artist there named "Boxer." At least, that's the word he spray-painted all over Paris -- Boxer. On the Pont-Neuf. At les Invalides. On the Arc de Triomphe. Well, one day he came home to find his apartment tagged with about 20 pounds of Krylon. His Bose speakers, his cat, his phone, his clothing, his sheets.....Through tears of rage, he called 911 and blubbered, mostly about the Bose speakers, as I recall. Priceless. the press suggested the police had done it. A police spokesman quoted Boxer and asked rhetorically, "Well, whoever is responsible, is it not the same freedom of expression that Boxer himself espouses? It's all good, n'est pas?"

james

I agree --For the Liberal (white) MOCA types, graffiti is "cool" and "edgy"... an intellectual flirtation they get to dispose of when they get bored of it.

But for the rest of us, graffiti announces the presence of neighborhood terrorists, murderers, drug dealers, and a thug mentality that turns innocent children into monsters.
For the rest of us, graffiti culture is anything but "art"... unless you want to wax poetic about the bloodstained streets in our neighborhoods.

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