Must good street art be illegal? I'm used to NYC street art culture, where its almost always against the law, including the #MadagascarInstitute and related events we did. In Vienna, there are large areas where painting everything in public is fully allowed. There's a festival now where murals are being painted on blank walls around the city. I appreciate the murals from previous years, but have this funny feeling that its somehow less when its allowed. Crazy or valid?
@eighthave good question. Many cities have so-called legal walls to deter illegal graffiti. But some artists prefer illegal surfaces. And sometimes it's part of making an artistic statement.
@tomosaigon if the artistic statement is just simple rebellion against the rules because they are there, that seems pretty weak. I do appreciate making art in anonymous and blank spaces common in modern cities. But if you're allowed to do it, that basic artistic inspiration should still stand.
@eighthave I would agree and I think it's not just about breaking rules. Maybe it's that they don't respect certain rules, like not putting paint on a public wall/surface outdoors. Another factor, there's limited legal wall space.