Graffiti removal in Canberra, a good or bad thing?

April 18, 2007 — 4 Comments

Looks like Canberra MP Steve Pratt is in a spot of bother, having painted over an “officially commissioned” artwork that he mistook as graffiti.

OK, so take aside the legalities of it all for a minute, and think about it. Personally I think Pratt did the people of Canberra a public service. OK, so I’m not a qualified art critic, but isn’t it a sure sign of decay in society that we actually pay people to spray graffiti in the name of art? I guess this is a town that hosts Pollacks Blue Poles, so nothing really comes as a surprise 🙂

(and yes, for the record I’ve seen Blue Poles at the National Gallery at least 3 or 4 times over the years, and I still think it’s a piece of sue me 🙂 )