I spent last Saturday morning walking around dt before and after a haircut. Hanging out with the pigeons.
It didn't take long to notice the above Barbie tag all over Water and Duckworth. Seemingly over night someone went rogue with trademark infringement. Further down the alley I found the Immortal tag, which somewhat represents the fleeting immortality of taggers among their peers and in between repaints.
I don't understand tagging. It's not unlike marking territory, which is not unlike running around pissing on things. I enjoy street art - often thought-provoking or provocative pieces in response to contemporary issues, and while I don't like tags I have asked myself how they're any different. Perhaps it's the lack of thought that goes into them, or how they're thrown up on other people's property, meaningless other than self-indulgence.
They can add a splash of colour in some drab spaces, but then you see the Barbie tag everywhere like someone ran through playing THPS.
Art is supposed to elicit a response, is it the tagger's goal to make art to piss people off? Just because I (or we) don't like something does that mean it's not art?
However you cut it, no one should have to clean up a mess someone else made on their property.