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graffiti on a wall, the word ZEN in shades of red, orange and yellow

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Graffiti on wall, the word ZEN with the second and third letters mirror imaged, above a painting of a spotted green mushroom, and a Fixodent box on the ground

It amuses and baffles me when street art is referred to as vandalism. If this is because of the quality of the art, it makes no sense, because the best street art — and there is a lot of great street art in Glasgow — is far superior to most commissioned “public art,” which tends towards the generic and mediocre. If it is because street art is done without permission, it makes even less sense, as most citizens have no role in deciding what “public art” is commissioned and created.

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Description: graffiti on the ground, with a quote from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, “Beauty is a world betrayed” followed with the response, “No it’s no!”

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Spotted near the Halfpenny Bridge this morning. Nice reference to the 1971 novel by Nanni Balestrini.

#glasgow #graffiti #anarchism #socialism #scottishindependence #scottishpolitics #scottishblogs #nannibalestrini

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I have seen and admired the work of street artist Oh Pandah all around central Glasgow the last few months, so today I was happy to discover they had made a visit to my bit.

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