The Houston street art wall with JR and Kenny Scharf's accidental collaboration after Hurricane Irene blew through.
My favorite city walls are those covered with many artists’ work, stickers, tags, dirt and nails all collaged on every surface in even the most hidden nooks, all giving New York its special character. To me, the uproar that results when one of the works on this Houston Street art space in New York City gets marred is silly. Part of the allure of street art are the random or uncontrollable changes that happen to it over time. If you put something up on a wall giving others access to it, then you need to accept and even revel in the fact that others are going to tag it, break it, lick it, pee on it… It’s going to rain, mold will grow on it, the glue and paint will peel… If you don’t want that to happen to it, put it inside and protect it, or make sure the materials used to create it can withstand the toughest abuse.
I don’t know…I suppose one could argue that the news about the damage is part of the art, but I think time would be better spent helping those who cannot return to their homes due to Hurricane Irene.
via Animal New York