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Rosie and I were just having a discussion about this today!! Graffiti IS art. And to reference “Piece by Piece” (a documentary about the birth and explosion of graffiti in San Fransisco from 1983-now), it is one of the only art forms created by youth. I would consider some forms of tagging vandalism(there are crews that go nuts on buses and such writing their tag wherever they can), but for the most part, Funk Graph, New Wave Graph, Wild Style, etc. (and the tags belonging to the artists of such pieces) is flat out artwork. You take a blank, boring piece of urban life and turn it into your canvas, and give it back to your city as a beautiful piece of art. Fuck the po-po’s.