Graffiti Is Street Art Not Vandalism

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Graffiti is Art

Why does everyone hate graffiti? The city of Seattle is making a position statement on whether graffiti is art or vandalism. The mayor has invited the public to join in the debate before they make the statement. My opinion is that Graffiti is street art not vandalism because it takes a lot of skill, it's colorful and uplifting and it can lead to other careers and job opportunities for young people. However people who disagree with me would say graffiti is vandalism, because it can lower property values it's illegal and it's an eyesore.

One reason that supports my claim is street art takes a lot of skill because if it's a huge painting like image number five (Image number five shows a woman who is looking far away, and it's painted using depth and color. The woman is blue and the background is primary colors so she stands out) you need patience, painting skill and a very creative mind. People need a set of special skills to succeed in this art form. One quote from article one is," The authorities won't care if it was a drawing in the range of a Picasso-if it's painted on an owned property, it's an act of vandals." This shows that people who paint these things could be in the drawing range of Picasso and still not get credit or be recognized.

Another reason is sometimes graffiti art can be colorful and uplifting like art piece
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Street art takes a lot of skill and the artists should be recognized for their skill. Also the art can be colorful and uplifting to make people in a community have a better day. Making the art can also lead the artists to other careers and opportunities. I think the mayor should take into consideration that we should preserve the art not paint over it if it's a masterpiece. Graffiti should be recognized as a formal art form because artists put a lot of work into their

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