thought you might like to see this link. I am fascinated with this type of
art myself. However, when I see it in my own city filled with gang slang, it
angers me so much that my appreciation of it as an art form goes out the
Any of you study this in your classes with your kids?
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August 21, 2000
Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall
Susan Farrell and Brett Webb
Mountain View, California, USA
The Art Crimes site originated in May 1994 with a few photographs from
Atlanta and Prague and has since grown to include a a gallery of graffiti
art from around the world. With over 3,000 images in the collection, Art
Crimes take a fairly objective look at the graffiti art form and the
cultures involved. Because this form of expression is often against the law
it has gained a non-reputation in art circles, but some of the work is
absolutely stunning. The influence graffiti art has had on popular culture
and the graphic arts cannot be denied and Art Crimes: The Writing on the
Wall presents graffiti art in its natural environment. A well done site
worth looking at.
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