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Work in progress by Mars (January 2018). Large murals or pieces may take days to create so there is a temporality to the work in progress.

Work in progress by Mars (January 2018). Large murals or pieces may take days to create so there is a temporality to the work in progress.

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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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... 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. Another example is a 3D graffiti mural which had been removed at a potential restaurant location (see Figure 46). By contrast, we also saw the introduction of new graffiti during this period (see Figure 47). ...
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... example is a 3D graffiti mural which had been removed at a potential restaurant location (see Figure 46). By contrast, we also saw the introduction of new graffiti during this period (see Figure 47). ...
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... means that graffiti can be in unexpected positions or locations along the street or in public places. There is also a variety of media used, including stickers, stencils, posters, traditional spray paint, paint and three-dimensional pieces using found objects or sculpture (see Figure 48). ...
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... lines between media are further blurred with recent installations of advertisements in the form of murals, and in other instances, billboards have been erected over street art murals. The mural advertisements are aimed at younger consumers and include the promotion of alcoholic drinks (see Figure 49), television shows and electronic devices (see Figure 50). ...
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... Map 4 shows this is not the case either. In Figure 47, a doodle of a cat has been added to a commissioned mural, and subsequently covered by a poster. Although the cat could easily have been painted over to maintain the integrity of the original mural, the work has been left, to be added to by other artists. ...

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