An Argument Against Graffiti

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An Argument Against Graffiti Graffiti is defined by Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as inscriptions or drawings made on some public surface (10th ed. 1996). Graffiti appears on bridges, billboards and signs across the nation. Some people may consider the inscriptions or drawings a work of “art”. The masses, however, consider this form of “art” dangerous, irresponsible and promote gang activity. The creation of graffiti is dangerous. Graffiti artists climb to high places to draw on highway signs or billboards. To get to these high places, the graffiti artist has either got to climb to the high place or in some cases, hang down from high places to draw their picture or make their inscription. This is taking an unnecessary risk. The artist may believe that their life is not in any danger, but if there is one wrong move, the artist can lose Continue...

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When a graffiti artist decides to go into a rival gang's territory and draw, the rival gang can take this as a form of disrespect. Giving the artist the right to create and illustrate what he or she wishes, we have the opportunity to achieve our goals. Graffiti artists have taken advantage of their freedom, by disrespecting their community. Our community is composed of many cultures, races and economic classes, as well as different methods of self-expression. The general public loses either way and the graffiti artist, unless caught, is free to create again. When the owner is a private entity, either the insurance company must absorb the cost of having to remove the work or the owner must take care of it himself. ------------------------------------------------------------------------BibliographyWorks CitedAbel, Ernest L.


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