Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Borf Pleads Guilty

With Guilty Plea, Borf to Try the Art of Graffiti Cleanup

edit: I probably should have included some background for the non-DC reader, but don't have time right this minute.

Via DC Art News, here's Borf - And The Crimes And Punishments Of Graffiti Artists Who Are Allowed To Get Away With Murder, wherein James Bailey compares the damages of one teenage graffiti artist with... larger destructive forces.
Hopefully, Judge Leibovitz will next order that all the banned art supplies in D.C. be channeled down South to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There's a desperate need for graffiti art supplies down there. And while we're on the subject of punishing graffiti artists, there aren’t enough prisons in the country to lock-up the hundreds of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims turned angry graffiti artists who are feverishly spray painting graffiti that expresses their true feelings about being abandoned by their government all over the debris they continue to drag out of their lost homes and broken lives.

3 Comments:

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Joseph Barbaccia said...

Wow! Came down pretty hard, didn't they. Fame has it's price.

"He was very good at what he did," said Dennis Butler, the D.C. public works official in charge of abating such nuisances, "but it was unwanted art."

Unwanted? Well from my point of view at least it wasn't unappreaciated.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Yeah. I have sympathy for Borf. I really liked his tags, they always made me smile, and how many things do that in this city? I can see where the city is coming from though too.. ah well.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Alexandra said...

"they always made me smile, and how many things do that in this city?"

so true!

 

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