Graffiti’s purpose is to tag as many spots as possible to bring fame to the tagging artist. Unlike street art, it’s motivation is not political or social and features the artist’s name. 5 Pointz:
Street art aims to show political or social messages. Street art wants to make its viewer think. Banksy:
There is a huge amount of street art in NY. Websites like Wooster Collective, Streetsy, and Brooklyn Street Art attempt to document street art in the city as well as worldwide. Roa (Williamsburg):
Menace- a person or thing that is likely to cause harm. Eyesore- a thing that is very ugly. Disparage- regard as being of little worth. Emblazon- clearly display. Subset- part of a larger group of related things. Vandalism- action involving deliberate destruction. Nuisance- causing inconvenience or annoyance. Degrade- treat someone with disrespect. Proliferation- rapid increase in numbers. Canvas- surface for painting. Renowned- known or talked about by many people. Commission- a group of people officially charged with a task.