Knowing that a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some pics I took in Hanoi that graphically illustrate the difference between street art and graffiti. The fact that I include one of the latter and four of the former give you an idea of which I prefer. Street art puts a smile on my face while graffiti raises my blood pressure. (All photos by MAA)
Stay tuned for an article about this issue in Vietnam in which I examine the problem and propose some solutions. I wish every “graffiti artist” could read it but they’re probably too busy buying more spray paint and making their communities ugly.
Bonus: I call this work “Crazy Cat.” I see it every day on my way to work.
Shalom (שלום), MAA