Graffiti – vandalism or art?

Randfontein Herald | Roxy de Villiers:

Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” – and that is exactly what some artists are striving towards in town. In certain locations around town there are walls with words spray-painted on them. The words are not always clear but there is something about the colours that makes the walls they are painted on look less grimy and mundane. Even so, graffiti is not always welcomed as it is not always legal, and some graffiti is not pleasing on the eye… Read more

Image: Sign-writer Harry Brown explaining why he thinks graffiti is art: Roxy de Villiers