Is graffiti art? Or vandalism? – Kelly Wall

Is graffiti art? Or vandalism? – Kelly Wall

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Spray-painted subway cars, tagged bridges, mural-covered walls – graffiti pops up boldly throughout our cities. And it turns out: it’s nothing new. Graffiti has been around for thousands of years. And across that span of time, it’s raised the same questions we debate now: Is it art? Is it vandalism? Kelly Wall describes the history of graffiti.

Lesson by Kelly Wall, animation by Tomás Pichardo Espaillat.