Friday, June 20, 2008

Artist Invents ‘Legal Graffiti’

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One British artist has revolutionized graffiti and finally made it street-legal.

Paul “Moose” Curtis has created a way to draw graffiti on walls without getting in trouble with the law with his Reverse Graffiti Project, where he draws artistic shapes into grimy city walls by cleaning the dirt off with a wet rag.

He explains, “It feels like cave painting. It’s surreal having police protecting me from cars while I basically graffiti the wall. It’s like I invented legal graffiti.”

Curtis justifies his “green art” as “de- defacing walls,” and calls the dirty walls of San Francisco’s Broadway Tunnel an “amazing canvas,” along with walls along the seaside of Brighton, England.

Curtis says dirt tagging is a great way for kids to get into graffiti art because, “All you need is an old pair of socks, and if you mess up you can wash it off and try again when the wall gets dirty again.”

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