Suzy,I completely disagree with your statement that these "would-be artists" show no talent in their art. Graffiti artists use an immense amount of talent and creativity to produce such works of art. They show far more creativity and talent than Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol had painting techniques down, but was majorly lacking in creativity and imagination. He took an existing image such as a soup can or Elvis Presley and simply filled it in, left some negative space, and duplicated the image. Graffiti artists use their developed techniques and creativity to produce a whole work of art out of a blank wall. They don't take an existing image and just color differently, they take an empty wall and use their imagination to turn it into art.
Don't get me wrong, not all graffiti is art. Graffiti artists are the ones doing murals and pieces, not the ones just spraying their gang name around. The majority of Graffiti art is unseen by the public, down in the tunnels and washes of our fine city. I believe that Graffiti artists should be considered artists much much more than Andy Warhol. Just because Graffiti is illegal does not disqualify it from being art.
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