Morning Fix: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Comment by Another Mike on July 9, 2010 at 2:44pm
RE: DRIPPING RAINBOW. I've seen that signature style elsewhere. It's on the the corner of the Professional Building (Fomerly GRAD/DPAC (?) for the SAAP, or SA+P, or whatever) located at Vassar and Silver.

At least it was there about a month ago.
Comment by once banned twice shy on July 9, 2010 at 2:49pm
When we read the stories on the news about this, we like to replace the word vandalism with the word art.

Diane Anderson referred to the perpetrator as an "artist" on Channel 13 last night. However some people who put personal property rights above all else equate this sort of public guerilla art with vandalism such as scratches on windows and gas pumps, rocks thrown through windows, intentionally set fires, etc. That the rainbow paint is attractive and even adds to the building is of no matter to them; the point is for them that someone touched someone else's property without permission, thus it is vandalism.

Maybe we need new terms: additive vandalism, as in something that adds value or interest, and destructive vandalism, as in that which only destroys and renders useless.
Comment by Hunter on July 9, 2010 at 3:50pm
OBTS - So if I unload a few cans of spray paint on your car it's not vandalism unless some random DCFers decide it's not "art". Interesting concept.
Comment by once banned twice shy on July 9, 2010 at 4:34pm
So if I unload a few cans of spray paint on your car

You're assuming my car is the most important thing in my life. Go ahead, creatively dribble rainbow paint on my car--or my house. Touch my bicycle, I'll call the cops.
Comment by abqmom on July 9, 2010 at 5:08pm
oh ramon t, no one is going to assault you with pretty rainbow paints...
Comment by Laura on July 9, 2010 at 5:24pm
Additive vandalism/graffiti . . . I like it, and I'm a fan of street art and finding spontaneous visual art throughout the city. But no matter how much we like it or how much it enlivens the cityscape, it is trespassing if the artist hasn't gotten permission from the building's owner.
Comment by Adelita on July 9, 2010 at 5:26pm
I have yet to see one of the rainbows, but the story actually put a smile on my face. I've had my property defaced with gang stuff and was furious. I wonder how I would have reacted to find a rainbow instead? I imagine I would still have a rainbow on my wall.

Seriously, if the artist/"vandal" sees this, come over to my house! I have plenty of wall space!
Comment by abqmom on August 6, 2010 at 11:26pm

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