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Grafitti - Art or Vandalism? 

1,805 deviants said Either
1,761 deviants said Art
262 deviants said Vandalism

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CaityTrina Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's beautiful art done as graffiti and it is usually the type that is painted over, when you still see actual graffiti (that is not art and just vulgar) like "KeeCee Wuz Here 2k7 LV Polly" "Lul faggot" still around...
TheLordoftheRing96 May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on where it is done. If it is on public property, it is vandalism, if it is your own property, it CAN be art. Depends on the content.
Laugh-ter May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It really depends on what the message is. More people would see graffiti with a positive message art, but graffiti with a negative message vandalism.
iThinkInFast May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmh... well... either, probably?
dilhermandodidi Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Only when they do not agree and are swearing, damaging old buildings. but it is art, there are very artists who do very well. :headbang:
Davey-R Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
if its thought out and artistic then art, if its a sloppy tag, insult or pointlessly offensive then graffitti, however if you pay taxes and its onstate property then why now leave the nice stuff up?
Rainbow-Dash197 Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Graffiti can be both art and vandalism, it's vandalism if its prohibited in the area, if the owner doesn't want it, or if the owner doesn't know your doing it. It's an art otherwise, I call the legal graffiti "The Urban Masterpieces"
Pwellings Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if the owner considers it vandalism and it's in an inappropriate place then it's vandalism. I personally wouldn't like someone to graffiti my wall without my permission. But I think it's still art.
vi0letdream Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Depends if the person has permission to do it or not
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