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Street art, created by South African Cameron Platter in 2012, has been painted over (August 2017). Graffiti is also frequently painted over either by other writers or as an eradication measure, as in this image and the next one.

Street art, created by South African Cameron Platter in 2012, has been painted over (August 2017). Graffiti is also frequently painted over either by other writers or as an eradication measure, as in this image and the next one.

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Graffiti is a controversial subject and fraught with ambiguities and contradictions. However, the recent global success of artists such as Banksy, Melbourne’s booming graffiti tourism, and the rise of the ‘creative city’ discourse, have blurred the lines between what some regard as vandalism and some as public art. As such, graffiti has increasingl...

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... also captured examples of change that had occurred before the fieldwork began. One mural that had been erected in the 2012 campaign was mostly, if irregularly, covered up with bright blue paint (see Figure 6). This may have been for a number of reasons, including a deterioration of the painted surface, unwanted tagging over the piece or a change in ownership of the building. ...

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