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  1. There are a few problems here:

    1) The lack of a sufficient number of places for “legitimate” graffiti.

    2) The lack of understanding among most urban residents that there is street art.

    3) Article on vandalism (damage to city property)

    4) Not being able to officially agree on a place for graffiti (which is not entirely correct for graffiti, since the essence of graffiti as an art form is lost)

    Calling graffiti “legal” or agreeing on its application kills the phenomenon a priori, but even compliance with all the protocols does not guarantee the absence of conflicts with the public.

    For example, the conflict that the artist Pokras Lampas got into. He drew a Supremacist cross on the asphalt in Yekaterinburg and wrote an excerpt from Kazimir Malevich's manifesto inside it. The work was carried out as part of the Stenograffia festival and was approved by all the authorities. But a few days later, special equipment appeared at the site and began to roll the work into the asphalt.

    It turned out that the uproar was caused by Orthodox activists, “because it is very embarrassing for believers to trample on the cross, even in the form of graffiti.” Pokras still restored its work, but under the pressure of the masses, it lost its cross, transforming into a set of rectangles.

    What can we say about the manifestation of graffiti as a real art direction, that is, without approvals. Another example: at the end of May, a portrait of the famous poet appeared in front of the Joseph Brodsky Museum in St. Petersburg. It was drawn by artists from the association “URBAN-fresco”. However, the next day the art object was painted over. It turned out that the caretaker of school No. 189 was involved in this — the work was on its territory.

    And it was a portrait of Brodsky, which is to say nothing about the surreal works of modern artists with flying whales and other fantasy subjects that can be found on the inside of the yard transformer booths. Naturally, residents of nearby houses consider this to be some kind of drug addiction or worse. Therefore, all transformers are rolled up in a “nice” gray color.

  2. Worked in all corners of the world. Observed, compared and analyzed. In affluent areas, there are no drawings or inscriptions. You can't even get to these streets without knowing the code. In the slums-the opposite: garbage, dirt, on the walls of houses drawings of primitive savages. Therefore, I think that the drawings are * autographs* of tramps, tramps, homeless people who have nothing to do with graffiti and street art.

  3. It's hard to find art on a fence.A single daub is not considered a work of art.
    You need to drive along the Russian Railways transport ring in Moscow. There to go 3 hours and all the fences in such works.

  4. Graffiti and street art are considered vandalism in Russia, so this is the attitude. We need spaces and walls for this type of art,for example, we could give underground passages to artists for street art and graffiti on different themes, each district has its own theme, etc..It would be interesting and entertaining.

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