Disrespecting Others’ Works or Art?

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One

Throughout this street art tour, I am going to point out beautiful art pieces by several known street artists that have been spray painted over. You can still find beauty in these pieces, but it is not what the original artist's image of his finished work. Some may say this is disrespectful, but I am leaving this up to the individuals partaking in the tour to decide.

Locations for deTour

First, we will begin our tour at 12pm in the Queen Victoria Market. This piece was completed by AWOL right outside the bathroom at the Queen Victoria Market. This is a perfect location to begin the tour because the market is a historic landmark that…

Now make your way down the laneway as located on the map (right before Franklin Street). As you continue walking through the laneway, you will notice several different pieces that have been tagged over including the one above. In this work, someone…

Hosier Lane is an iconic laneway in Melbourne where street artists can spray paint legally. In this photo, you can see the several different layers of graffiti because artwork is constantly being gone over at this iconic spot. Since it is legal,…

Now the tour will make its way to the Gas and Fuel depot wall on the corner of Hodgkinson Street and Smith Street. As you can see, NOST has been written over something in the background. This something was painted in 1986 by Melbourne artists Eve…

After, head to Argyle Street where you will see many different pieces of innovative pieces. There are many artworks with graffiti tagged over it on this street, but look for the art piece of an eloquent blue bird shown in this picture. If you look…
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