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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:00 PM   #1241
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Given that graffiti is generally the defacement of people's property without their permission, I fail to see it as art.
I fail to see what one has to do with the other. Art is art. Whether it's created with permission or at the expense of anything else is irrelevant. You may not believe graffiti deserves any sort of reverence, but that's a different discussion altogether.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 03:28 PM   #1242
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Hi, I would like to ask whether there is facebook profile, which shares information about any events (not only cultural) in London?
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1243
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I dunno. Stuff like the picture below is undoubtedly art....I just wish they'd do it on paper and canvas rather than on the side of a dilapidated building


source http://londoniscool.com/street-art-c...et-photography
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Old February 4th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1244
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It would lose it's power though. Think about the area that it is in and what it's supposed to represent. Street art has helped this part of East London become vibrant. There are similar areas in other global cities like Williamsburg, New York that are similar. Also, it's a disused building but it wouldn't surprise me if the owners allowed it. Better for it to have something good painted on it rather than it just sat there, rotting away. Eventually the area will gentrify and some of this art will be lost forever.

You can't really compare that to some talentless scrote's shitty tag he's plastered all over some subway wall.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #1245
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Hi everyone, I just thought I'd pop in and let you all know about a thread in SSC's The Barracks re the Falkland Islands issue with Argentina. If any of you would like to join the discussion and possibly vote in the poll which is asking if you agree that the Falklands should have the right of self determination or should they be handed to Argentina, then that would be great.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...56817&page=285
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1246
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I just wish they'd do it on paper and canvas rather than on the side of a dilapidated building
Yes, much better to just have a blank and crumbling wall.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #1247
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How about painting the whole thing over in white? ... including the adjoining walls
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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #1248
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Given that graffiti is generally the defacement of people's property without their permission, I fail to see it as art.
But is it art if it does have their permission?

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Old February 7th, 2013, 02:44 AM   #1249
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Some 80's photos have appeared in the flickr development and construction of London pool which make a nice contrast to the photos posted in today's skyline / update threads...

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london 1989 397.jpg by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr
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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #1250
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How about painting the whole thing over in white? ... including the adjoining walls
Using it for street art is much better. A white wall wont attract many people to the area.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #1251
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But is it art if it does have their permission?
I am not talking about big murals - I love the ones you find in Brighton - I am talking about the cockends that go around 'tagging' everything. I.E. 99% of graffiti.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #1252
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Remember the Peace Mural, Graham Road?



Strange story, someone hurt by falling person Westfield Stratford:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...l-8485973.html
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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:36 PM   #1253
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what happened to the mural?

There was a similar one in Woolwich, one day last year it was inexplicably half painted, badly painted over in red. Maybe by an owner.
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Dunno, sorry, not been down there for years.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1255
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Worth taking 2 minutes to add your comments on congestion charge plans;

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roa...estioncharging
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1256
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More reason to wrestle the control of the West End away from Westminster.....

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/b...s-8487096.html

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An explosion in international dining is putting restaurant space at a premium in the West End, the landlord behind swathes of Carnaby Street and Chinatown said today.

Shaftesbury chief executive Brian Bickell, who highlighted the advent of overseas cuisine such as Peruvian restaurant Lima in Charlotte Street, said: “London is the foodie capital of the world at the moment. We’ve got people knocking on the door from areas like South-east Asia. Food is fashion these days.” Shaftesbury’s portfolio boasts 240 restaurants and bars but Bickell added Westminster council’s planning policy is set against increasing supply.

“Their view is that they like a balance between shops and restaurants and they think we have enough. It is virtually impossible to get planning permission for a change of use to a restaurant,” he said.

After a “particularly busy” period for lettings and enquiries just £2 million of its space was available to let, of which of which £1.2 million is under offer. It has begun work on two schemes in Carnaby Street to increase office and retail space.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #1257
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Shocking how one of the worst borough councils is in charge of one of the most important areas.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #1258
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Well, they're going to have to change tack if the UK High Street is changing to become a more mixed leisure use.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #1259
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Shaftesbury chief executive Brian Bickell, who highlighted the advent of overseas cuisine such as Peruvian restaurant Lima in Charlotte Street, said: “London is the foodie capital of the world at the moment. We’ve got people knocking on the door from areas like South-east Asia. Food is fashion these days.” Shaftesbury’s portfolio boasts 240 restaurants and bars but Bickell added Westminster council’s planning policy is set against increasing supply.
Very reassuring how London has developed from being notorious for dismal food to one of the international locations for haute cuisine, all within the space of a decade or so.


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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #1260
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IMO Paris still has the leading edge in terms of dining venues (by this I mean the quality of the actual physical locations), though London is catching up very quickly. In terms of quality of food at the high end, London is a bit more experimental and exciting.

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