As I wrote last week, on 25 October the Facebook page Street Art Melbourne posted about Leicester St’s graffiti wall being buffed and covered in commercial advertising. Some of the commenters on the post suggested that this provided an opportunity to start again on the wall.
On the night of 1 November the street was attacked by a graffiti vandal, and a concerned resident emailed me on 2 November to tell me about it. Her home, on the other side of Leicester St to the wall, also suffered from the attack. By the time I went to look at it they had removed the moronic tagging that defaced their wall and door, but the same vandal’s work remains evident on the white wall on the south side of Leicester St.
The participants in the conversation incited this criminal damage, and should be held partially responsible for it. They need to know that the consequences of their selfish and deluded suggestion made the residents opposite very unhappy and wasted their time and money in having to clean their garbage off their home.
The owner of the white wall probably doesn’t care less because they’ve been paid by the poster company. The subhuman taggers deserve to be whipped for their selfish behaviour and forced to remove all evidence of their criminal behaviour, and their whining sympathisers, who claim that this is ‘art’ and has meaning, should be forced to help.