Classic Art Vs. Street Art

While driving across the West Seattle Bridge, I noticed this sign (and took a picture while stopped in traffic):

Because I teach classic art at my pre-school, this sight made me feel sad.  Modern forms of art should be valued from an educational standpoint as much as classical pieces are, but there is a place for both kinds of art.  Street art being painted on a representation of The Mona Lisa was disgraceful in my opinion.  The billboard was replaced within less than a week of the graffiti appearing.  I was glad of this.

What are your thoughts on graffiti?  Should it be a valued form of art? Am I out-of-bounds feeling frustrated with the graffiti artist?

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My name is Stephanie and I live in the greater Seattle area with my husband Michael. This blog is my opportunity to give myself an outlet for my love of writing, photography, food and life.
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2 Responses to Classic Art Vs. Street Art

  1. Dana says:

    Love graffiti art on its own… not when it’s tagged over somebody else’s artwork, though. Tagging drives me nuts, because it’s usually not even *nice*, but real street art can be pretty mind-blowing.

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