Posts Tagged ‘graffiti’

Better late than never

Monday, July 18th, 2011

From my friend Alan: “The best graffiti I’ve seen in a while. Freshly applied a couple days ago.”

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The “boutique Iliad”, or Smash the State? Or both!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I had a fit of morbid laughter when I saw this redevelopment banner today. The graffiti could be its Greek chorus. Do you think the condo developer actually bothered to read The Iliad before naming a building after it? Or even bothered to Google it? But then why not style a condo as the location of ten years of vicious warfare, flaming arrows streaming past the gates, grieving women tearing their hair in anguish, the dead lying unburied, horrifying and inglorious trips to the underworld, juvenile and narcissistic gods, the death of heroes, and then ultimately the destruction and fall of Troy.

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So not true.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

A few blocks from my studio. When the building was painted, the painters preserved the graffiti by boxing it in. Now it has a white room of its own.

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