LIVING WITH GRAFFITI
by the Webists     Project participating Webists

An online exhibition by Truly Virtual Web Art Museum
sprayed online:: April 2007

"Echo Painting" - April 2008

 

Graffiti is the unofficial application of graphics on publicly viewable surfaces...When done without the property owner's consent, graffiti is a form of vandalism and is punishable by law in most countries...Other than simply showing off the artist's name and artwork, graffiti has been employed for other purposes as well. It has been used in the past to spread social and political messages, and as a form of advertising. It is also considered a modern art form, and can be seen in galleries around the world....Graffiti has existed at least since the days of ancient civilizations such as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire...It has evolved over time into what is known as "modern graffiti"; the public defacing of a surface using spray paint, markers, or other materials. -http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

WARNING   -   Images submitted from public places from around the world have not been
edited or censored. This exhibit includes vulgarity, nudity, and imagery and scrawlings that 
may be offensive to some adults and is definitely not appropriate for minors -even if the
 graffiti  exist in real life in the public places of the world.

 


Santa Fe Style, Pygoya, Hawaii

 

 

New York City - Rochelle Chang, Hawaii

 

 

 

Suspension railway - Rainer Grassmuck, Wuppertal, Germany

 

 

Rainer Grassmuck, Wuppertal, Germany

 

 

Ugly Honolulu or For Tourists Eyes Too - a photographic series by Pygoya, 2007

 

@ N. King Street

 

 

 

@ senior condo residence

 

 

 

Kalihi restaurant - makes me want to vomit - Pygoya

 

 

 

The sentry is long gone from his post.  World War II MP (military police) guard's post at entrance of former military installation 
at the base of scenic Diamond Head.  Tour buses pass this everyday to visit famous Diamond Head Crater close to Waikiki Beach.
This is a disgrace to all that served in that war in the Pacific theater.  Surviving old vets walk by and shake their heads.
  It's been like this for weeks and still is!
Nice going, Hawaii Visitor's Bureau! - Pygoya 2007

 

Some citizens fighting back

 

 

Framed Graffiti - Even artistic space is not safe anymore!  Painting tagged in a Honolulu restaurant! 
Of course could be a "Conceptual Art" statement.  Nah! - Pygoya

 

 

 

Disrespectful!  But maybe it's a protest against boring touristy Hawaiian artwork that in itself ruins the environment.  
The "piece" STILL HANGS in this inner city "greasy spoon" joint.   Pyogya, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

 

First Hawaiian Bank parking lot.  As an artist, I moved my account to Bank of Hawaii.

 

 

 

it's still Christmas in April along N. King Street

 

 

 

close to Ft. Shafter

 

 

 

 

prestigious Kahala's  exit

 

 

 

an oasis of beauty?

 

 

dental clinic

 

 

 

bus stop in Kahala

 

 

 

 

 

Tagged flower bush on side of Kalanianole Highway in Honolulu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalani High School, East Honolulu,  2007 (the public high school Pyogya graduated from)

 

 

 

Kalani High School, the other end of wall

 

 

 

 

graffiti eck 1 - Brigitta Krause, Eckernförde, Germany

 

 

 

graffiti eck 2 - Brigitta Krause, Eckernförde, Germany

 

 

 

graffiti eck 3 - Brigitta Krause, Eckernförde, Germany

 

 

 

Untitled, Heikki Rennemaa, Tampere, Finland

 

 

 

Anneliese T & Danni, Dan McCormack, Accord, New York, USA

 

 

 

Anneliese T, Dan McCormack, Accord, New York, USA

 

 

 

Pamela Keener (photographer), Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

Pamela Keener (photographer), Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

Pamela Keener (photographer), Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

Pamela Keener (photographer), Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti in hotel garage, Vienna  - photo by Pygoya, Hawaii

 

 

 

On Diamond Head, Hawaii - photo by Pygoya, Hawaii

 

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