Saturday, September 15, 2007

Graffiti in New Haven 9/05/07 (photos of the day)

While driving in New Haven on 9/05/07 I saw this graffiti. Just two weeks prior there was completely different graffiti on these walls. I could not resist stopping to snap some pictures.

I'd like to know more about this graffiti. I see the names of two corporations in this graffiti and I am curious about why they are there. Could it be that the companies are using this as an advertisement or paying for the paint or something?

Also given that so much of these walls is covered I have a feeling that the owner of the building is allowing this graffiti on the walls.


rockymtmama said...

I love! good graffiti (as opposed to "bad" graffiti/tagging). If it's not art, it's pollution/vandalism. Of course, that leads into a "what is art" discussion...

Sandy Carlson said...

These are marvelous pieces by some very talented graffiti writers who have legal access to this wall. They are rightful artists having some fun with perceptions about their artform in this series, I'd say.

This building is part of High School in the Community property. If you go around the side to the parking lot of the school, you'll see a spotless wall. These graffiti writers respect their neighbors.

These are great shots.