Dissenting opinion

New York, USA

“I’m gonna kick your ass”

Wheatpaste by Shepherd Fairey on building exterior, Bowery

New York, NY, USA

It seems that someone in my neighborhood doesn't care for wall art that expresses anti-authoritarian themes. A couple of pieces that I like have been vandalized recently by someone throwing paint over them. I wonder if there's anything significant in the observation that what you might call the counter-culture expresses itself through carefully-created and often witty pieces of art, while the counter-counter-culture expresses itself with pots of paint hurled from a distance. Just saying.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, here are the pieces as they were before they were defaced.