There’s an interesting discussion brewing on Ket’s Flickr page, motivated by a photo Ket posted of a house tagged by JA and SO, in New York. I’m not a fan of house bombing, tree bombing or murals being tagged. I was bummed to see the LA freeway murals get destroyed so quickly over the last 1o years.
One thing this underlines is that everyone has their own rules. Although most writers are conscious of and pay respects to traditions established in the subway era, graffiti as a culture has grown through generations and has spawned smaller subcultures under it’s broad umbrella. Graffiti has become more and more preferential and more of a personal experience.