|After a year of being shut in, I was happy to be walking around the Liberty Street area of our town,|
and to take a look at Graffiti Alley, where several artists were working on the wall art.
|This group posed for a portrait. They told me that the painter with the spray can had never been to Ann Arbor before. |
I didn’t ask where they were from, but they seemed to be having fun. The art is always new!
|The art work of Graffiti Alley has been evolving|
since 1999, and is constantly repainted by anyone who
wants to add to the murals on the walls.
Graffiti News from Korea
"A couple visiting a street art exhibition at a mall in Seoul unknowingly vandalized an abstract painting by American artist JonOne, said to be worth $500,000, painting three large dark splotches across its surface.The artist is "known for his Abstract Expressionist-style graffiti." I find this extremely funny! Especially as the $500,000 work of art looks to me just like the ones in Graffiti Alley, except that it's normal to paint over the walls in Graffiti Alley. I was happy to learn that the couple who painted on the mural were not charged with a crime.
"The couple were confused by the array of brushes and paint tubes scattered on the ground beneath the canvas. They were meant to reflect the creative process of the artist, but the unwitting pair mistook the display for an invitation to add to the work."
|Above: original work. Below: defaced work. Big whoop? (source: ArtNet News)|