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R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

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Just saying, the advertising budget for Solo seems to be in the billons. This might be a non-traditional way to spread the word.

As long as they didn't use Lite Brites, I guess things are cool though.

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Is that a Narragansett he's drinking?

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Boston Banksy....

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I wish this person wouldn't draw on the T station. The country's oldest subway station doesn't write on you, so you should have the same respect for it.

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It's CHALK. It will go away the first time someone pisses on that wall. And that won't be a long time.

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Would you want someone to write on you with chalk without your permission?

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I wish this person wouldn't pee on the T station. The country's oldest subway station doesn't pee on you, so you should have the same respect for it.

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The brilliant street artist was arrested by the police for a lot less than this piece of art. I'm sure they are reviewing all the videos from Park street station.

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That chalk will come off in the first rain, as opposed to the more permanent paint that Banksy and Fairey use, right?

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it's still vandalism, even if it's "only" chalk. Would you be so understanding if someone did this on the side of your house?

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I'd be fine with it. I do own a hose if I don't like it.

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Beats being egged or spray painted.

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Does chalk always come off vertical surfaces in every rainstorm?

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Shepard Fairey:

  • Helps himself to images belonging to others, in order to produce derivative works.
  • Brings lawsuits against those who similarly try to use his images
  • Helps himself to property belonging to others, permanently defacing it as a canvas to display his work
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Adam, but Shepard Fairey never painted anything he put up a poster and was arrested at the ICA where he was speaking at a function in his honor.

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In the early 70s, maybe 1973 or 74 (I'm old), somebody (maybe the T or the Mayor's Office) put up large blank white billboards for a whole summer on the walls of the Park Street and Boylston T stop entrances on the Common, the idea being that people could write whatever they wanted on them. Express yourself. A very early 70s idea. From what I recall there were very few drawings, and graffiti as we know it now wasn't quite a thing yet, but there was a lot of writing. Lots of poems, song lyrics, names in hearts, undying declarations of love...on the whole it was very positive and uplifting. I used to enjoy looking at them as well as writing on them. I'm not sure if such a project would work out as well today.

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The Cambridge Alley seems to be primarily artworks. The 70s billboards on the common were more like people scribbling down what they were thinking at the time. It was like a mind-map of collective consciousness.

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unit.

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