...does it then become Street Art, rather than Graffiti ?
A new initiative by Dublin City Council whereby they 'allowed' a selection of street artists do their thing on an alleyway, then put the question to the public as to whether this sort of thing should be encouraged, curated, overseen or condemned.
I'd have been a whole lot more welcoming towards the initiative if I'd seen or heard anything about it in the media or any public forum, rather than hearing about it in a chat with one of the artists involved.
Further, given that the alley is not exactly in a busy or particularly safe area I can't help but feel it's a token gesture.
Perhaps I'm being too cynical...
Anyway, here's a selection of the work produced.
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