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Cease and Desist?

Someone posted Exit Through the Gift Shop on YouTube, in its entirety.

Ironically, because it requires a decision to break the law, street art is one of the few ways that individuals still shape the visual fabric of their cities. And then it’s gone. But the bad economy of the last five years seems to have decimated the funding for graffiti removal, making the works less ephemeral. The blank concrete walls that frame Interstate 280 as it cuts through the aging blocks of Newark and the Oranges have become a semi-permanent exhibit.


Reminds me of those high walls on New York’s West Side Highway in the 80s.

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